26th May 2022

Rwanda Deportation Plan Will Not Work

Migrants crossing the channel in small boats is a real problem and risk to human life, which so far, the UK Government has struggled to tackle. Their newly announced migration deal with Rwanda is yet another example where ministers have tried hastily to push through a policy which civil servants have clearly mandated to be…
12th May 2022

Always ‘on’? Recognising burnout

By and large, many law firms weathered the pandemic relatively well. Demand for legal services remained high – and the switch to working from home was smooth for many lawyers. However, one of the lasting legacies of the pandemic will be that wellbeing at work is no longer in the periphery. It’s been pushed firmly…
Farhan Farani | Managing Director | Farani Taylor Solicitors
5th May 2022

The Risks For Law Firms When They Don’t Take Their Own Climate-Conscious Advice

What can law firms do to improve their environmental, social and corporate governance profile? Last month, new research by RSGI – a legal profession think tank – revealed that law firms weren’t necessarily following the advice they were giving to clients about environmental, social and corporate governance (ESG) factors. The report found that out of…
6th April 2022

Cross-Cultural Working: Together We Stand?

Farhan Farani reflects on how multi-cultural and diverse firms can integrate teams working remotely, respecting different cultures. Firms should not only strive to pride themselves on inclusive and accessible legal advice, but also culture. It’s easy to fall into the trap of prioritising excellent client service, without considering the nurturing needed for each employee to…
Farhan Farani | Managing Director | Farani Taylor Solicitors
6th April 2022

How Will No Fault Divorce Impact London’s Reputation As The Divorce Capital?

Lawyers navigating the English legal system on behalf of clients going through a divorce will be familiar with the idea that legal change in this area can move at a snail’s pace, with societal and cultural change often steaming ahead and the law struggling to keep up. However, one change which has been long-campaigned for…
Adeeb Chowdhry | Director | Farani Taylor Solcitors
1st April 2022

The End of Sole Rep Visa

We are only in March, but the Home Office has already made radical changes to the Immigration Rules. The Tier 1 Investor Visa closed without prior notice at 4pm on 17 February 2022. The route started in 2008 was a popular option for High-Net-worth individuals looking to invest in the UK in return for Settlement/British…
Alketa Kola
17th March 2022

Case of Naturalisation

Alketa recently worked on a case regarding the revocation of naturalisation for a client. The case being the Secretary of State's belief that it was obtained as a result of fraud based on his marriage. However, Alketa gave evidence of all the reasoning including the client's marriage details, proof of residence in the UK, and…
18th February 2022

The End Of The Road For Tier 1 Investor

Without prior notice, the Home Office closed the Tier 1 investor visa category at 4 pm on 17th February 2022.  Since its inception in 2008, the investor route was a popular option for High NetWorth individuals willing to invest their millions in exchange for Residence/Citizenship in the UK.  The route was altered over the years to make…
Sole Representative Visa | Farani Taylor | Immigration Services
30th November 2021

Sole Representative Visa FAQs

What is a Sole Representative? When deciding whether the applicant can be classified as a sole representative under the representative of an overseas business category, the Home Office UKVI will consider the following factors: The sole representative must have: been employed by the parent company in a senior position within the company a track record…
23rd November 2021

If you are aged between 18 and 24 you may be able to apply for ILR after 5 years

Hannah Ibrahim discusses the recent changes leading some to be eligible to apply for Indefinite Leave to Remain (ILR) after 5 years. Hannah is a dedicated paralegal with a bright future ahead of her. She is extremely knowledgeable in the area of Immigration. The Home Office concession, only published on 21st October 2021, has already…

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