Tier 4 publicly funded college mergers and immigration issues >

In the course of merger transactions we are working on for a number of Colleges we identified and raised with UK Visas & Immigration (‘UKVI’) a number of potential immigration issues for publicly funded colleges that hold a Tier 4 Sponsor Licence, as these issues could have easily been deal-breakers for many Further Education mergers.

Posted on 19 Apr 2017 in Legal Updates Read More >

It's beginning to sound a lot like Christmas >

The arrival of the festive season is usually a time for merriment but for employers it brings with it the challenges involved with sourcing additional staff to meet increased consumer demand. As UK Visas & Immigration (‘UKVI’) continues its focus on creating a “hostile environment”, employers are under ever increasing pressure to ensure they do not employ illegal workers.

Posted on 25 Nov 2016 in Legal Updates Read More >

Immigration Act 2016 >

While the UK moves forward from the referendum result on 23 June, the new Immigration Act 2016 has quietly passed into UK law. Lisa Roberts describes how the Act makes significant changes to the rules on illegal working. 

Posted on 22 Sep 2016 in BWB Publications Read More >

Non-EEA Sportspersons: UK Immigration >

International sportspeople regularly travel all over the world for new challenges. For athletes from outside the EEA (or from Croatia) who want to compete, train, or work in the UK, navigating the immigration system can prove a less exciting challenge of the job. BWB’s Immigration team has prepared a detailed guide examining the number of routes through which a non-EEA/Croatian sportsperson may come to the UK to undertake sporting activities.

Posted on 11 Aug 2016 in BWB Publications Read More >