Immigration Law Blog

12 October 2018

Black History Month: time to celebrate but also to remember

October marks Black History Month which means we should be celebrating and recognising the contributions that people of colour have made to the UK and elsewhere in the world.

Marcia Longdon

9 October 2018

Who can use the NHS for free?

The UK’s National Health Service was created in 1948 as a comprehensive service which was free of charge and available to all. Charges were introduced a few years later for prescriptions, dental treatments and glasses, but most NHS services are still free.

Kim Vowden

18 September 2018

Scrap the Cap: Why it’s time for the Tier 2 immigration cap to go

Today, the Migration Advisory Committee confirmed what many employers have been asking for - that the immigration cap should be removed altogether.

Nicolas Rollason

10 August 2018

Parenting under immigration and family law - Sole responsibility is outdated and at odds with the Children Act

Sole responsibility is a concept provided for by Part 8 and Appendix FM of the Immigration Rules (the “Rules”). It is something which may need to be shown in order for a UK based parent to bring a non-British child to the UK to live with them. This blog looks at why, in the context of family law and modern day family life, the Rules are outdated and in urgent need of review.

Josephine Burnett

17 July 2018

Right to Work update for HR and global mobility professionals

As many HR and global mobility professionals may know, the Home Office frequently updates its guidance and it’s always a good prompt to refresh your knowledge. You may have seen the recently updated guidance on right to work checks. I know the last thing anyone sitting in HR or global mobility wants or has time to do, is read the 40 page document cover to cover.

Carine Elliott

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