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Welcome to Sultan Lloyd Solicitors' latest news section. This section provides you with the latest news and developments in the field of Immigration Law, Family Law and Human Rights and Asylum Law. Also, you can download our newsletter bulletin from the sub-menu on the right hand side of this page. It keeps you up to date with the latest legal news and developments throughout the UK.
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Divorce is Devastating For A Mother’s Financial Future

There is a common misconception that a woman is the one to profit when a marriage falls apart.  That they take everything, from the house, to their husband’s present and future earnings, and anything else that is not nailed down, leaving their ex-spouse picking up their hair and beautician bills for eternity.
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Administrative Removal and Deportation – The Essentials

Part One – Introduction

What would you do if you were told you must leave your home, family, friends and community to return to a country where you had no ties and no prospects?  As we approach the second half of 2016, two cases involving removal of migrants have caught the publics’ attention, both in the UK and overseas.
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VACANCY FOR LEVEL 2 IMMIGRATION SUPERVISOR SOLICITOR/CASE-WORKER

Sultan Lloyd Solicitors are seeking a specialist, ambitious Immigration Solicitor /Caseworker to be part of our Asylum and private immigration department at our Birmingham office. Your will be managing a busy caseload covering the full remit of immigration matters to include Asylum applications and appeals with a particular emphasis on minor work. Experience in Judicial Review and Court of Appeal work is a strong advantage.

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The First Three Steps You Should Take To Protect Yourself In A Divorce

If you have decided to end your marriage, either independently or in joint agreement with your spouse, there are a number of steps you need to take immediately to protect your best interests.
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R (on the application of MM (Lebanon)) (AP) v Secretary of State for the Home Department– A Summary of the Case So Far

The Supreme Court decision in MM and others v Secretary of State for the Home Department is expected to be released in the next few months.  One of the most important immigration cases in years, the case will decide the fate of many so-called ‘Skype’ families and those residing in Britain who are living in fear that they will never be reunited with their loved ones.
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Spousal Maintenance – The Essentials

The term spousal maintenance conjures up images of super-rich celebrities or entrepreneurs being forced to hand over thousands of pounds per week to support their wife’s shopping addiction.
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Judicial Review 101

Since 6th April 2015, migrants no longer have a right to appeal under the Points Based System (PBS) except on human rights’ grounds or by relying on the Refugee Convention.  The only means an applicant can challenge a Home Office decision is via Administrative or Judicial Review.
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The Right of Dependents to Work in the UK

Last month we reported on the Government’s planned reforms of the Tier 2 Skilled Worker visa, which include an increase in the minimum salary threshold for experienced workers using Tier 2 and the introduction of an immigration skills charge for each non-EEA worker an employer wants to bring to the UK.

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How a Brexit Could Affect EU Nationals Living in the UK

As the date for the referendum on whether or not Britain should remain in the EU edges ever closer, the Home Office is experiencing a flood of enquiries from worried EU nationals residing in the UK.  Will they be thrown out of the country if Britain leaves the EU?  Must they apply for some type of visa to remain living in the UK?  These are the types of questions being directed to the Home Office and our solicitors every day.
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Government Announces Changes to Skilled Worker Visa

The Government has recently given details of planned reforms to the skilled worker visa that it says will protect job opportunities for UK residents and reduce UK businesses’ reliance on foreign workers.
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Britain Needs Talent – Applying for the Tier One (Exceptional Talent) Visa

When you read the media reports on the UK Conservative Government’s policy regarding immigration, it is not unreasonable to suppose that Britain does not want any more migrants entering the country, no matter what they have to offer in terms of skills.
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Changes to Indefinite Leave to Remain Policy – Will I be affected?

From 6th April 2016, non-EU migrants earning less than £35,000 may be forced to leave. The new policy comes into force next month and applies to all overseas workers who have been in the UK for five years on a Tier 2 visa. 

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Five Top Tips For Obtaining An Entrepreneur Visa

Despite the gloomy, global economic outlook for 2016, the UK markets are predicted to perform well. The National Institute of Economic and Social Research expects the economy to grow by 2.3 percent this year, unchanged from its previous forecast which was made in November and picking up a bit of speed from growth of 2.2 percent in 2015.

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Report into Impact of Family Migration Thresholds

The Migration Observatory at the University of Oxford has recently published the results of an investigation into how the minimum income requirements for non-EEA family members in the UK are affecting British citizens working as employees in the UK.

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Divorce Month: Why Do Divorces Increase in January?

A study has found that the number of divorce enquiries made in January is 27% higher than the average number seen in the UK throughout the rest of the year. Indeed, many media outlets call the first working day in January "D-day" due to the high number of divorce enquiries made.

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UK Losing Skilled International Students and Skilled Workers to Other Countries

A new report has shown that the UK is losing out on a huge number of skilled students and skilled workers to more “immigration friendly” nations, which in turn, is damaging the UK economy.

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Getting UK Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visas Just Got Harder!

Entering the United Kingdom under a Tier 1 Entrepreneur Visa – for businessmen from outwith the EU looking for investment opportunities whether starting or buying a UK business - has become more difficult.
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Passing on British citizenship to children: can it be done?

A common concern for British citizens who live abroad and have a family is whether they will be able to pass on their citizenship to their children who are born outside of the UK. The UK government recently produced detailed guidance aimed at answering precisely this question.
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Divorce costs set to increase

The Ministry of Justice has recently announced that it plans to increase the Court fee payable when a Petition is sent to Court. The fee is presently £410.00 but is set to increase to £550.00 later this year. No fixed date has yet been proposed for the increase but family law circles are suggesting that it might take place around September time.

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CAFCASS who do they help?

CAFCASS is the shortened name for the Children and Family Court Advisory and Support Services. Parents come into contact with a CAFCASS officer if they have been unable to resolve their disputes regarding children and an application has been made to the Court. The Court can request that CAFCASS become involved in a matter in:-
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Our Success Stories

In the course of delivering excellent service to best serve the individual cases, we have emerged successful in a number of cases.

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Love conquers all; except the UK visa system. Every year, many couples endure forced separation because one party cannot obtain a UK Spouse visa. During her time in as Home Secretary, Theresa May to...
When a couple divorce, emotions can run rampant. Even if both parties vow to be as ‘amicable as possible’ and ‘get on for the sake of the children’, anger, frustration and bitterness can spill over. ...
EU citizens residing in the UK are worried. They are right to be so. The referendum result is an emotional upheaval. But politics is one thing and law another. At Sultan Lloyd we understand the fe...

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'My friends, the Patel family, were referred to Harminder Meht of Sultan Lloyd in September 2013.  We met Harminder when circumstances were very challenging and Harminder explained the available options very clearly, helpfully and with evident empathy and understanding.  Thereafter she and her colleagues helped us at every step including securing legal aid despite the fact that a previous solicitor had not identified that this was possible. Harminder was instrumental in securing the release from detention of one member of the family and following a difficult judicial review process she obtained a Home Office decision that allows the family leave to remain in the UK, to work and study here for the next 30 months. We are all delighted with Harminder and Sultan Lloyd and we are very happy to recommend Harminder and Sultan Lloyd to future users of their services.'

-- Alasdair Denton

'With a track record of involvement in all kinds of business and private applications, Country Guidance cases, judicial reviews and appeals to the Court of Appeal, Sultan Lloyd have expertise both in publicly funded work and commercial immigration, making them one of the outstanding immigration specialists in the Midlands.'

-- Mark Symes, Counsel at Garden Court Chambers, London

'I have been instructed by Messrs SL for a number of years and in various asylum and immigration matters. The firm has always provided a friendly and professional service and is dedicated to achieving the most favourable outcome for their clients. The staff is both efficient and courteous and offers a valuable service to vulnerable clients. I would rate the firm as amongst the very best in this area of law, proven by their many reported cases. I would wholeheartedly recommend this firm to anyone seeking representation in an asylum or immigration case.'
-- Issac Maka, Counsel, London


'As one of SL's ex clients, I can say that they worked very accurately and hard on my case. They also used very good quality interpreters.'
-- Ismail Mohammed Nazhad, Ex asylum client, Birmingham

'SL is a very trustworthy and reliable firm, helping those people seeking asylum. I hope they continue working in this way.'

-- Kurdo Rezaie, Ex asylum client, Birmingham

'. . . a reliable, efficient firm. They explained things very clearly and did exactly what they said they would. I was really impressed with their friendly and efficient service.'-- Miss N Osman, Birmingham