8 January 2019
Marcia Longdon, partner in Kingsley Napley's Immigration team was quoted in a BBC article, which was published on 6th January 2019, on “Who rescues migrants in the Channel?” She was asked her thoughts on which country is responsible if asylum seekers who are stranded in the Channel and where can they file their claim for asylum?
19 December 2018
Immigration Update: Government unveils radical shake up to the immigration rules in latest White Paper
The Home Secretary, Sajid Javid, today published the White Paper, setting out the government’s plans for a new single, skills-based immigration system which marks the end of free movement.
The new immigration system will introduce a new route for skilled workers which will apply to all nationalities equally, without favouring any particular group of foreign nationals.
19 December 2018
Stephen Parkinson, partner in Kingsley Napley's Criminal Litigation team and senior partner of the firm, comments in The Financial Times about the SFO's plans to make greater use of the US-style tactic of persuading insiders to co-operate with investigators to speed up criminal probes following the delay or failure of a number of high-profile cases.
14 December 2018
2018 has been an eventful year for immigration - here is our news round up
12 December 2018
Following our update on the suspension of the Tier 1 (Investor) route on 6 December 2018, the Home Office has since reversed its decision to suspend the route less than a week after announcing it would close it, over concerns about money-laundering. The surprise reversal on Tuesday 11 December came after the Home Office had received a letter from the Immigration Law Practitioners Association (ILPA), warning that the suspension of the Tier 1 investor visa route was illegal and would lead to a legal challenge. Press reports have also stated that the Home Office had come under pressure from other government departments to reverse the decision.