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Enter within 30 days - Time is on the essence

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Biometric Residence Permits have been in use for some time now for applicant’s making applications for leave to remain in the UK. Applicant’s applying for entry clearance, have usually been issued a visa for the duration of their stay in the UK...

Changes to UK Visitor Visas

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In a positive move, UKVI are simplifying the 15 routes currently available for entry as a visitor down to 4 new routes. These will now be as follows and take effect in late April of this year: Standard visitor; Visitor for marriage or civil partnership; ...

China - Tier 1 Investor Visa

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Playing the numbers' game alone, China remains the market to be in for immigration lawyers, wealth managers, tax advisors. The number of Chinese nationals who were granted Tier Investor Visas doubled last year and was almost twice the number of Russians...

Tier 1 Entrepreneur case law update

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Iqbal & Dependants v SSHD [2015] EWCA Civ 169 I wrote a few weeks ago about the importance of ensuring that Tier 1 Entrepreneur applications are made correctly. These applications are not straightforward which may be the reason why they have a...

Tier 1 Investors - Increase in Demand

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There are various reasons for Tier 1 Investors looking to move to the UK. It may be because of the geopolitical situation in their home country, for the economic stability or for the general quality of life. The Wealth Report 2015 prepared by Knight and...

Tier 1 Entrepreneur

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The Immigration Act 2014 (Commencement No. 4, Transitional and Saving Provisions and Amendment) Order 2015 (SI 2015/371 (C.18)) has been published and comes into effect variously on 2 March 2015 and 6 April 2015.  It is the fourth commencement order...

Charity looses re executors interpretation of the nil rate band

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In October 2014 the Court of Appeal ruled against The Woodland Trust in their appeal challenging  the decision of the executors of the late Mrs Valerie Smith to interpret the expression 'nil-rate band' (‘NRB’) in her will to include...

January blues - Choosing the right solicitor

Nina Lake
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Monday 5 January 2015 was officially labelled ‘Divorce Day’ by the British media this year. Whilst some people smugly trotted off to the gym, swore to never eat chocolate again and vowed to spend less and save more, others started off the New...

Public granted online access to wills database

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Her Majesty’s Courts & Tribunals Service has launched a searchable online database allowing the public to obtain copies of wills at £10 a time, within 10 working days and without having to visit the probate registry. The database contains 41...

Clarification on who can bring a probate claim

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In the recent case of Randall v Randall [2014), the former husband of the daughter and main beneficiary of her deceased’s mother’s estate, sought to dispute the validity of his deceased former mother-in-law's will. In their divorce...

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