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  • Introduction
  • Jaguar Land Rover to axe 5000 jobs
  • Williams Pharrell to Pay $5m in copyrights infringement dispute
  • €7 to obtain EU travel document after Brexit
  • A Solicitors firm is fined for  conflict in a Divorce matter
  • EU migrants will have to earn£30,000 to obtain a UK visa
  • Proposed Changes to Point Based System

Jaguar Land Rover to axe 5000 jobs

Jaguar Land Rover (JLR) is set to axe 5000 jobs in the coming days to combat post-Brexit issues and falling sales. Under their strategic plan, it will save JLR nearly £2.5 bn. JLR believes that it will help them to handle the Brexit impact, falling overseas demand especially from China and drop in demand for diesel cars in the UK.

Williams Pharrell to Pay $5m in the copyrights infringement dispute

Copy Rights and intellectual property Infringements costed Williams Pharrell and Robin Thicke $5 million for the hit song “Blurred Lines”. The case was brought by Marvin Gaye’s family, who claimed that Blurred Lines copied Marvin Gaye’s hit song Got to Give It Up. The judge made an ordered and William Pharrell and Robin Thicke were held liable to pay $4.9 m in damages. The judge also awarded Marvin Gaye’s family 50% of all future royalties.

 €7 to obtain EU travel document after Brexit

If you are planning to travel to EU then you must know that inthe event of a no deal or at the end of the transition period (2020) you as a British Citizen will have to pay €7 to visit the remaining part of EU, the European Commission has confirmed.

The system which is named as Etias (European Travel Information and Authorisation System) is similar to the system used by the USA. Passengers will have to provide information about themselves,family, finances convictions, arrests, etc.

Passengers who are either under 18 or over 70 are exempt from the fee. however, they have to get the pre-authorisation like anyone else. If a passenger is declined a pre-authorisation then he/she has to apply for a visa to the particular high commission of the EU country in the UK, which could take up to 3 months to be approved plus the standard costs.

A Solicitors firm is fined for conflict in a Divorce matter

A regional law firm is fined £5,000 by Solicitor Regulatory Authority and asked to pay £26,000 in costs over a divorce matter where the firm was advised that a conflict of interest could arise. The whole issue started when the client of the firm complained that he has received less share in the proposed settlement and division of the assets, then what he was rightfully entitled to.

EU migrants will have to earn £30,000 to obtain a UK visa

Under proposed changes to Immigration system post-Brexit, the Home Office has proposed a threshold of £30,000 earning for the EU migrants who would like to work in the UK after Brexit. The EU migrants have to prove that they have a job offer and annual salary is £30,000. This will allow them to stay in the UK for 5 years. They will be allowed to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain and British Citizenship after the completion of 5 years stay in the UK.

It is important to note that the low skilled migrants from the EU, under the proposal, will be allowed to stay for only 1 year on a temporary basis provided they have jobs. At the end of 1 year,migrants have to leave the UK and they can only apply again for another temporary visa after a gap of 1 year.

Proposed Changes to Point Based System

The point-based immigration system is going through some fundamental changes. The aim of these changes is to facilitate the immigration to the United Kingdom post-Brexit, fill in quickly the vacancies left vacant by the EU nationals and fill the current gap in the highly skilled sector including NHS, Finance, Banking and Information Technology. For further details please visit our news section and find an article on the proposed changes at https://www.legalally.co.uk/latest-news/

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