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2015 - PREDICTIONS FOR THE YEAR AHEAD

2014 was a year of significant changes for UK immigration law. The year saw the implementation of the Immigration Act 2014 with...

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CHANGES FOR STUDENTS WISHING TO STAY IN THE UK FOLLOWING GRADUATION?

In late December 2014 Home Secretary Theresa May proposed to implement changes to the Immigration Rules in respect of Tier 4 students. These would...

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REMINDER: TIER 1 GENERAL EXTENSIONS DEADLINE 6/4/15

Reminder, Tier 1 General migrants who wish to extend their stay must apply before 6 April 2015 otherwise they will not be able to extend any...

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GHERSON WELCOMES CHARLIE BURNETT TO OUR IMMIGRATION LITIGATION TEAM

Charlie joined Gherson at the start of the year, he was previously at Imran Khan and Partners. We wish him every success at Gherson.

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PREVENTION OF ILLEGAL WORKING: CIVIL PENALTIES

The value of civil penalties issued by the Home Office for the six-month period 1 January to 30 June 2014 exceeded...

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SHRIEN DEWANI - CASE DISMISSED - NO PRIMA FACIE CASE?

On 8 December 2014 a court in South Africa dismissed the case against Shrien Dewani, who was accused of arranging the murder of his wife Anni in...

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STAMP DUTY CHANGES AND THEIR IMPLICATIONS FOR DISCREET LAW CLIENTS

George Osborne delivered the last Autumn Statement of the current Parliament on Wednesday 3 December 2014. A raft of measures were announced...

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TIERS 2 SPONSORS: UPDATED GUIDANCE

Tier 2 Sponsors: Updated Guidance

On 06 November 2014, changes were made to the Tier 2 Policy Guidance. All Tier 2 sponsors, new or...

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GOVERNMENT COMPLETES OPT-IN TO PRE-LISBON CRIMINAL JUSTICE AND POLICING MEASURES

The Treaty of Lisbon changed the legal framework for the adoption of EU policing and criminal law. This field would now be subject to the...

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GOVERNMENT INTRODUCES NEW PROVISIONS TO TACKLE SHAM MARRIAGES AND CIVIL PARTNERSHIPS

From 2 March 2015, new provisions of the Immigration Act 2014 will come in to force. The provisions will extend the marriage and civil partnership...

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THE UK-US EXTRADITION TREATY 2003: AMERICAN JUDICIAL EXCEPTIONALISM

The UK-US extradition treaty signed March 2003, came into force April 2007, following the US Senate's ratification of the Treaty. The terms,...

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KATHRYN BRADBURY, GHERSON

'You find that the embassies take a very dim view [of discrepancies in visa applications] -- and presume that someone has been dishonest without...

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