As the world of UK immigration law is continuously evolving, with new immigration routes, new guidance and new rules being implemented regularly by the Home Office, it is essential to keep up-to-date with the latest immigration news and announcements. We aim to report on the majority of these changes via our blogs. We also often post overviews of the various immigration routes and discuss requirements within the different visa categories.
So what have we been talking about recently?
Posted 6 July 2021
In this blog, the Gherson Immigration Team briefly outline the special rules applicable to fully vaccinated travellers and current Danish entry restrictions. Denmark considers the UK to be an “Orange” country, which means that travellers are generally required to have pre-entry testing and a “Worthy Purpose” (i.e. a good reason) for travelling to Denmark. However, certain regions of the UK are categorised as Red regions and, therefore, the corresponding entry restrictions are stricter.
Foreigners who are fully vaccinated with an EMA approved vaccine may be exempt from Danish entry restrictions provided they can meet certain requirements.
Posted 06 July 2021
The UK government has announced the opening of the Graduate visa route as of 1 July 2021. The Graduate route is intended for international graduates who have received their degree from a recognised UK university and wish to remain in the UK to work, or look for work, at any skill level for 2 years (3 years for doctoral students). In this blog, we outline the eligibility requirements and how to apply.
Posted 07 July 2021
In June 2021, the Finance Conduct Authority (“FCA”) ruled that the Binance Group, the world’s biggest crypto-currency exchange, is not permitted to undertake any regulated activity in the UK without the prior written consent of the FCA.
We noted how the FCA does not specifically regulate crypto-currencies themselves but does require crypto-exchanges in the UK to be regulated for anti-money laundering purposes. It was also reported that Barclays Bank have subsequently informed customers that they would no longer be able to send credit and debit card payments to Binance following the FCA’s warning. So what exactly has Barclays done? And how does this impact consumers? Read more by clicking on the link above.
Posted 08 July 2021
In this blog, the Gherson Litigation Team, explains third-party funding in the context of litigation matters, the practicalities of securing it and the associated advantages and disadvantages. We explore what cases may be suitable for third-party funding, and the various advantages and disadvantages. Click the link above to learn more.
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