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COVID-19: Immigration Update

Kelly Whiter, Sophie Spector |

Yesterday, 24 March 2020, the Home Office released additional guidance for UK visa applicants and temporary UK residents affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Whilst on first review this was good news for some, there are still many issues which remain unaddressed and queries regarding the implementation of these provisions which will need to be […]

Coronavirus and UK Immigration

Kelly Whiter |

As of 11 March 2020 there have been over 118,000 confirmed Coronavirus (Covid-19) cases and in excess of 4,000 deaths reported globally [1] . 113 countries and territories are affected with the numbers growing daily. The whole of Italy is now on lockdown, President Trump has announced the suspension of all travel from Europe (excluding […]

Fladgate advised KCR Residential REIT plc on its placing of shares raising £4.05m

Nigel Gordon, David Lee, Paul Airley, Kim Fowler, Kelly Whiter, Thomas Edwards, Edward Morgan, Caroline Philipps, Ashleigh Brinklow, Richard Reuben, Yasmin Daswani, Tim Reinhard |

Fladgate was pleased to act for KCR Residential REIT plc on the subscription by private equity fund, Torchlight for 9 million ordinary shares for a total subscription of £4.05m and the grant of an option to subscribe for an additional 50 million ordinary shares. KCR intends to consolidate its presence in the UK and to […]

Government outlines no deal arrangement for EU citizens

Kelly Whiter |

Today (28 January 2018) the Home Secretary Sajid Javid finally set out provisions for EU citizens arriving in the UK after 29 March 2019 in the event of a no deal Brexit.

Home Office releases policy paper on Citizens’ Rights

Kelly Whiter |

On Thursday 6 December 2018 a policy paper was released by the Home Office providing further information regarding citizens’ rights post-Brexit, with specific detail given regarding the position in the event of a no-deal scenario. In the event of a deal scenario, under the terms of the draft Withdrawal Agreement, free movement effectively continues until […]

Tier 1 (Investor) visa suspended for 'new' applicants from midnight tonight

Kelly Whiter, Sarah Gogan |

In a shocking move the Home Office have announced, without prior consultation or notice, that the Tier 1 (Investor) visa route will be suspended from midnight tonight until further notice, providing less than 24 hours’ notice of their plans. There was initial confusion as to whether the suspension took effect from tonight or Friday night, […]

No preference for European migrants post-Brexit?

Kelly Whiter |

The MAC has released its long awaited final report on EEA Migration in the UK setting out its recommendations for the UK’s immigration system post-Brexit. In summary, perhaps surprisingly, the MAC has concluded that no preferential treatment should be given to EEA workers unless this is being considered as part of a trade agreement. They […]

Event: Investing in the UK: Immigration and Tax considerations for HNWIs

Helena Luckhurst, Kelly Whiter |

Following the initial shock of the outcome of the EU referendum in June 2016, confidence about the UK’s future is slowly returning. As this continues, HNWIs from outside the EU are again looking to […]

Fladgate announces boost to corporate and German team with partner appointment

Charles Wander, Jan Hoppe, Kelly Whiter, Grant Gordon |

Fladgate is delighted to announce the appointment of Jan Hoppe who joined the firm on 1 January. Previously a partner at Gordon Dadds, his appointment simultaneously boosts two key areas for the firm:  the already burgeoning corporate department and the firm’s well-established German desk. A corporate and commercial lawyer, Jan joins our corporate department of […]