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New immigration rules will force UK banks to search bank accounts for illegal migrants

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Since the introduction of the Immigration Act 2014, banks and building societies have been prohibited from opening current accounts for individuals who are in the UK illegally. The Immigration Act 2016 goes one step further, with the introduction of multiple measures to prevent illegal migrants from continuing to operate existing current accounts. The Act gives […]


Bankers should not become immigration officers

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Laws designed to prevent illegal migration could harm people legitimately working in the UK, argues Sarah Gogan Theresa May’s aim of creating in Britain “a really hostile environment for illegal migration” is embodied in two pieces of legislation, both of which could have damaging consequences for many individuals and create a wider risk of discrimination […]


There would be no fashion without immigration

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With London Fashion Week having taken place last month and with the next round of shows in autumn, we need to ensure that the brightest and best global talents continue to choose the UK as their destination for growth. London Fashion Week is adored by buyers and press, with an international reputation as the most […]


Article 50: understanding the legal architecture around Brexit

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The withdrawal process, rather than being a straightforward process of exit, raises complicated legal and political issues For now the UK remains a member of the EU. Last Thursday’s referendum is not a formal, legally binding trigger for a UK exit. Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty is the only legal route to withdrawal and […]


Brexit: the effect on UK-Europe travel

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Britain’s decision to leave the EU will have political and economic effects so large and unfathomable that it may take many years before they are fully understood. Sarah Gogan, immigration partner at Fladgate LLP, is quoted in the Financial Times article linked below. Brexit: the effect on UK-Europe travel   Sarah Gogan, Partner, Fladgate LLP […]


UK needs a fluid immigration policy

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Mass immigration is unpopular in Britain. Surveys show that the majority of UK citizens – first and second generation immigrants included – favour reducing immigration. It is consistently ranked as one of the most important issues facing the nation during the referendum on EU membership with Britons seemingly as worried about immigration from within the EU as […]


Fladgate announces appointment of immigration partner

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Fladgate is delighted to announce the appointment of immigration partner Sarah Gogan, who joins from Mishcon de Reya LLP. Sarah has more than 15 years’ experience of advising businesses and ultra-high net individuals and their families on a range of immigration matters which often require bespoke solutions. Her work covers investors, entrepreneurs, exceptional applications including […]