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Spouses and Partners

We facilitate family reunion through extensive experience and devotion to getting it right

"Very commercial and straightforward" - Legal 500

The UK welcomes the spouses and partners of British citizens and settled persons, however the rules are complex and onerous. Documentary evidence is strict. We help unravel these complexities.

Over recent years the UK has adopted a modern and progressive approach to personal partnerships. Our immigration rules recognise opposite and same-sex partners, civil partnerships and unmarried partners who can establish two years prior co-habitation.

In our society, what constitutes a “family unit” has changed and evolved over time – our immigration system reflects this progress.

In contrast, the specific legal requirements have become increasingly complex and burdensome. Refusal rates are high, not because of a lack of genuineness in relationships but because evidence is inadequate. We ensure our clients get it right, every time.

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International Arrivals: Negative COVID Test Required

The UK Government has announced that all international arrivals to England and Scotland from the week commencing 11 January 2021, including UK nationals, will be required to present a negative COVID-19 test taken up to 72 hours prior to departure. This will be on top of the mandatory 10 day self-isolation for arrivals not from…

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“Costs-Plus” and Indirect Age Discrimination

A claim for indirect discrimination can be successfully defended if an employer is able to show that it was acting in a way which was “a proportionate means of achieving a legitimate aim”.  Whilst cost alone cannot amount to a justification for otherwise discriminatory practices, cost plus other factors (known as the “costs-plus” justification) may….

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