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Brexit and Immigration

At last Brexit has happened. Some will breathe a sigh of relief and others will breathe a sigh of horror but at any rate it is done. But perhaps the sigh of horror will not be as strong as it might have been. So far the dread prospect of no deal Brexit has been avoided, and this has made things a bit easier for EEA nationals and their family members (of whatever nationality) than they would have been otherwise. Such people who

Meghan and Harry and British Citizenship

The international media is of course perennially fascinated by anything to do with the British royal family and there has recently been a lot of discussion about Meghan’s and Prince Harry’s decision to “balance” their time between the UK and Canada. There is a lot of no doubt exciting stuff attached to this issue but immigration lawyers, being fairly boring, have tended to focus their attention on how this is likely to affect Meghan’s chances of becoming a British citizen, and

Global Talent Visa

It seems as though Tier 1 of the points-based system is on the way out: the Tier 1 Entrepreneur, Tier 1 Graduate Entrepreneur and Tier 1 Exceptional Talent visa routes are all now closed to new entrants. Only the Tier 1 Investor route remains unscathed. The Tier 1 Entrepreneur visa was rather complicated but if you were a very clever person it was doable. The replacement Innovator visa, while not so obviously complicated, has attracted a far smaller proportion of successful