Immigation news – The Graduate Route

The Graduate route is a new work visa for those who have a degree or other relevant qualifications from an approved UK Higher Education provider. Applications opened on 1 July 2021.  We set out the main points of the Graduate Route and the relevant concessions for international students who have unable to travel to [...]

By |2021-08-24T11:05:44+00:00August 24th, 2021|Categories: News|0 Comments

Unable to submit an English Language test or Life in the UK test due to temporary closures of test centres

As Part of the Immigration Rules for partner/spouse visa extension applications and Indefinite Leave to Remain (‘ILR’) applications in the United Kingdom (‘UK’), applicants are required to provide a relevant English Language certificate or a Life in the UK Test certificate to meet the rules. Failure in providing the required test certificate/s will result [...]

By |2020-04-16T12:33:47+00:00April 16th, 2020|Categories: News|0 Comments

COVID-19 Support: Business Interruption Insurance

As non-essential businesses have been forced to cease trading indefinitely, this casts a dark shadow of uncertainty over the business’s survival. We anticipate that most, if not all businesses with the requisite cover will be seeking to make an insurance claim for business interruption. Businesses should inform their insurers of a potential business interruption [...]

By |2020-04-16T10:35:15+00:00April 3rd, 2020|Categories: News|0 Comments

Coronavirus (‘COVID-19’) – UK Immigration Visa Update

UK Visas and Immigration (‘UKVI’) published guidance on 24 March 2020 for visa nationals who are currently in the UK on temporary visas and cannot return to their country of residence due to travel restrictions as a result of the Coronavirus (‘COVID-19’). For non-EEA Nationals who are currently in the United Kingdom (‘UK’)  If [...]

By |2020-03-26T13:57:45+00:00March 26th, 2020|Categories: News|0 Comments

The UK’s New Points Based System

The UK’s New Points Based SystemFollowing the United Kingdom’s (‘UK’) exit (‘Brexit’) from the European Union (‘EU’) on 31 January 2020, the UK Government have published a new policy statement in relation to the new Points Based System for both EU nationals and non-EU nationals who wish to enter the UK for work and business [...]

By |2020-02-20T11:24:16+00:00February 20th, 2020|Categories: News|0 Comments

Evidence – Relief from Sanctions (High Court)

By Sebina Noreen Malik The defendant, Sheffield United Limited raised an issue about two share sale agreements made between the claimant and the defendant, which appeared to be signed by HRH Prince Abdulrahman on behalf of UTB LLC. Application for relief from Sanctions On the 9th day of the trial the defendant provided a draft [...]

By |2019-07-10T09:40:37+00:00July 9th, 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

Loss of Chance When a Third Party Gives Evidence at Trial (High Court)

By Sebina Noreen Malik This case relates to a joint venture property transaction between two property development companies. Background The claimant instructed an experienced solicitor in business transactions to achieve the best possible terms for the deal. The defendant solicitors negligently failed to advise the claimant that the terms of the agreement deprived him of [...]

By |2019-07-10T09:38:32+00:00June 14th, 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

Can a Dissolved Company Apply for a Freezing Order

By Sebina Noreen Malik In the High Court (Zacaroli J) considered whether a dissolved company, that did not exist, could be granted a freezing order whilst there was a pending application to restore the company to the register by the company director and shareholder. Background The claimant, a company that was dissolved, had applied for [...]

By |2019-07-30T10:34:38+00:00June 7th, 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments

The Disclosure Pilot Scheme (High Court)

By Sebina Noreen Malik Disclosure in commercial litigation is an expensive process. To reduce the increasing cost of litigation and to achieve a more efficient and cost effective approach to disclosure, the Courts introduced the Disclosure Pilot Scheme (DPS), which applies to cases in the Business and Property Court proceedings from 1 January 2019, including [...]

By |2019-07-29T09:37:10+00:00May 23rd, 2019|Categories: News|0 Comments
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