Indefinite Leave to Remain in the UK

What is ILR? Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR), allows a person to settle and stay permanently in the UK. There are different routes which can be used to obtain ILR including SET(LR). Reading Time: 5 Minutes What is included? Indefinite Leave to remain SET[LR] Eligibility for Indefinite Leave to Remain 2 Years’ Extension Starting Point

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Do You Know Your Rights and Obligations Under Redundancy?

 What is Redundancy? “Redundancy is a dismissal due to actual or intended closure of a business for which the employee was employed or due to changes in the requirements of the business”. Introduction  Employment Law provides sufficient safeguards to financially compensate an employee who is made redundant. It ensures that the Dismissal is genuinely due

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The Role of Maintenance and Advancement in a Will

Introduction Maintenance and advancement When writing a Will it is important to decide who your trustees are going to be. Trustees have a variety of powers, for example the power of sale, power to maintain minors and to advance capital. One of the powers that they have is called Power of Maintenance which is provided

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Naturalisation in the UK

Introduction Naturalisation is the term given to the process whereby a non-citizen in a country (not indigenous to, bear in mind) acquires citizenship or nationality of that country. Certain countries require that an individual must renounce his or her current nationality before he can be awarded the nationality in order to guard against multiple citizenships.

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Mobile phone data in rape prosecutions

Sexual offences can have a severely harmful impact, and victims must have confidence that if they report a crime, their case will be handled sensitively and fairly by the Police and Criminal Prosecutors. Introduction Over the past few weeks, there has been widespread media coverage on how the Police and Criminal Prosecutors use information from

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Asylum and Refuge – all you need to know

Here is all you need to know about seeking asylum or refuge in the UK Introduction There are many geopolitical conflicts around the world and many people flee their homes and their own countries for many reasons and seek the protection of the UK government. A person who seeks protection from the UK Government against

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Express and Implied Covenents – Essential guide for tenants

Introduction There are more people in the UK who rent out their accomodations than own. The shortage of social housing and the general supply of houses has led to an acute disbanlance in the rights. The landlords are currently in more favourable position then the tenants due to strong bargaining power.  In this article we

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Charitable trusts – What is it?

Introduction A charitable trust is set up where the trustees may only use income or capital to benefit charities. Reading time: 5 minutes KEY POINTS Trusts The relief of poverty Advancement of education Advancement of religion Advancement of health or the saving of lives The advancement of citizenship or community development The advancement of the

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Forced Marriage – What is it?

What is forced marriage? A forced marriage is a marriage where one or both people do not consent to the marriage and pressure or abuse is used. Introduction You have the right to choose whom you marry, when you marry, or if you marry at all. Reading time: 6 minutes Legal issues under forced marriage?

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