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26 October 2020

More roles in law firms will qualify for sponsorship under the new immigration system

Employers in the legal sector will be aware of changes to the UK immigration system from 1 January 2021.  EU citizens already in the UK by 11pm on 31 December 2020 can apply to the EU Settlement Scheme by the deadline of 30 June 2021. 

Ilda de Sousa

8 March 2021

Tech start-ups hail new talent visa as 'step in right direction' - Katie Newbury quoted by The Telegraph

Katie Newbury, Partner in our Immigration team, was quoted in The Telegraph and other sources including Financial News and The Private Equity News on 3 and 4 March 2021. Katie was commenting on the unsponsored highly skilled visa route and how the new visa scheme should fulfil the technology sectors' requirements in order to support the UK’s economic recovery.

Katie Newbury

5 March 2021

At last: the graduate visa is finally here!

After waiting with bated breath, the rules for the Graduate route have finally been published and the Graduate visa will officially launch on 1st July 2021. In 2019, the UK government announced that they will be bringing back the treasured Tier 1 (Post Study Work) visa – now called the Graduate visa. 

2 March 2021

Hong Kong: professional classes polarised by new British visa pathway system - Nick Rollason quoted in IBA

Nicolas Rollason, Partner in our Immigration team, was quoted in IBA on 1 March 2021. Nicolas Rollason, who is also Senior Vice-Chair of the IBA Immigration and Nationality Law Committee, was commenting on the the new visa pathway programme that opened in January that the UK created for Hong Kong residents with BNO passports.

Nicolas Rollason

21 January 2021

British business travellers face a bewildering return to the EU - Nicolas Rollason quoted in the Financial Times

Nicolas Rollason, partner and head of the Immigration team, was quoted in the Financial Times on 18 January 2021. Nick discusses the key factors that British business travellers will need to now consider as they go about their work travelling into EU countries, and the entry requirements and restriction variations that may affect this.

Nicolas Rollason

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