News & Updates

Possible Legal Aid Reform

The government today announced a consultation in to reforming Legal Aid funding for criminal law. Proposals are for an estimated £32million to £50million increase in funding for criminal advocates and solicitors. Further funding is to...
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70 IS THE MAGIC NUMBER!

Adeeb Chowdhry, Director, discusses the latest on immigration reforms. The Home office has today published a policy statement setting out details of the new points based plan to be introduced in January 2021. The changes...
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Amnesty for Illegal Immigrants

Rakesh Prajapati discusses Amnesty for Illegal Immigrants. This article was recently published. The following has been published in various media: What is Amnesty? Amnesty is an offer to the undocumented migrants to regularize their status...
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Children’s needs first

Putting children’s needs at the heart of any separation or divorce is tantamount. Our aim is treat cases involving children sensitively and quickly so that a suitable resolution is found. The reforms in Scotland proposed...
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New Fast Track Visa Announced

Boris Johnson announced a new “Global Talent Visa”. This is to encourage scientists, researchers and mathematicians to come work in the UK. This new category replaces the old Tier 1 – Exceptional Talent Route. Further,...
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Overstaying explained…

Rakesh Prajapati offers some insight into overstaying. An over-stayer is a person who has stayed in the UK beyond the expiry of their leave. Overstaying is a criminal offence under section 24 of the Immigration...
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At risk of a driving ban?

Christmas period is a time for family and fun. However, Home Office statistics show that 20% of all breathalyser tests are conducted in December. Further, 8% of those tested fail. A fifth of drivers are...
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What is statelessness?

Rakesh Prajapati discusses some of the legal aspects of statelessness. What is stateless? The 1954 Convention defines a stateless person as someone who ‘is not considered as a national by any state under the operation...
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