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?
10 December 2018
A round-up for Autumn 2018
6 December 2018
Nick Rollason, partner and head of immigration, was quoted in the FT about the Home Office's crackdown on investor visas. Wealthy investors seeking a fast-track route to settlement in the UK are to face new restrictions.
6 December 2018
The UK Immigration Minister Caroline Nokes last night announced that the Tier 1 (Investor) visa scheme would be temporarily suspended from midnight on Thursday 6 December 2018 to enable a comprehensive review of the current rules to be completed. Changes will be made to ensure greater scrutiny of the source of funds of those applying under the scheme, as well as changes to the qualifying investments for future applicants to generate greater benefits for the UK economy.
5 December 2018
A new Money Laundering Directive (4MLD) came into effect in June 2017 impacting not only on financial institutions and designated non-financial businesses but also gatekeepers of the financial system (such as accountants, lawyers, estate agents and trust companies). This imposed more stringent customer due diligence requirements and training and control procedures as well as a new criminal offence for individuals who recklessly make a statement which is false or misleading, in the context of a money laundering investigation.