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Setting up a branch or subsidiary of an overseas business in the UK

By Helena Sheizon, Kadmos Consultants, 30 June 2022
There is no specific visa requirement for anyone who wants to register a business in the UK. However, this is not the same as working for or on behalf of the business. Ownership of a UK registered business does not give the owner residence rights and does not infer the right to work.…

UK work visa for elite graduates is exclusive and based on flawed assumptions

By Orla Quinlan, The Conversation, 27 June 2022
The UK government's announcement of a new work visa option aimed at attracting top graduates has elicited some backlash because the list of eligible institutions features no universities from Africa, Latin America or South Asia. The Conversation Africa's Nontobeko Mtshali asked Orla…

Religious Conversion, Asylum Law and the ECtHR Case-Law: M.A.M. v. Switzerland

By Christos Tsevas, Strasbourg Observers Blog, 22 June 2022
In the case M.A.M. v. Switzerland, the ECtHR concluded that there would be a violation of Articles 2 and 3 of the ECHR if the applicant were returned to Pakistan in the absence of a thorough and rigorous ex nunc assessment by the Swiss authorities of the general situation of Christian…

New Judgment: Secretary of State for the Home Department v SC (Jamaica) [2022] UKSC 15

By Matrix Legal Support Service, UK Supreme Court Blog, 15 June 2022
The Appellant is a Jamaican national, born in 1991. He came to the UK in December 2001 and has lived here since then. The Appellant's mother is a lesbian who was persecuted by gang members in Jamaica, at whose hands both the Appellant and his mother suffered violence, harassment and…

What you need to know about the new Global Business Mobility routes

By Helena Sheizon, Kadmos Consultants, 01 June 2022
Global Business Mobility is a combined category of five discrete routes offering opportunities for overseas businesses to send workers to the UK for a temporary assignment or to establish commercial presence in the UK. Global Business Mobility opened on 11 April 2022 and replaced the…

Reconsidering Asylum: Is it for those who need protection?

By Devyani Prabhat, Raawiyah Rifath, Reuven (Ruvi) Ziegler, Alex Powell and Natalie Sedacca, Border Criminologies, 26 May 2022
In a recent workshop, funded by the Society of Legal Scholars, several legal practitioners, NGOs, policy experts and legal scholars in the field of asylum and nationality studies came together to analyse the asylum related provisions of the new Nationality and Borders Act 2022 ('the Act…

Global Business Mobility Routes

By Gemma Tracey, Latitude Law, 16 May 2022
11 April 2022 saw the introduction of the new Global Business Mobility routes (GBM) into the UK's immigration system. GBM is a new set of sponsored routes to assist overseas businesses with establishing a presence in, or transferring workers to, the UK. The GBM routes replace previous…
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