Employment Update: Compromise Agreements to be renamed “Settlement Agreements”

There are several upcoming changes to employment legislation (upon some of which we have already reported: ACAS; Employee Shareholder Proposals). A further impending change is Read more >

Immigration Law Update: Online applications for Tier 4 Students inside the UK

The Home Office has introduced another innovation, a pilot scheme for its new online application form for Tier 4 students inside the UK. They claim Read more >

Legal Update: Penalty Clauses and Henning Berg v Blackburn Rovers Football Club and another [2013] EWHC 1070

An area of law about which our clients are often unaware is that relating to penalty clauses in contracts. Often, when negotiating the terms of Read more >

Employment Update: Employee Shareholders

Following on from our comments on the Employee Shareholder proposals in February 2013, these proposals have now received Royal Assent and will be introduced on Read more >

Presentation to Students at Cambridge University

Quastel Midgen’s immigration law team recently visited Cambridge University to give a presentation on the available routes for graduates who wish to stay in the Read more >

Employment Update: The ACAS Code of Practice (ACAS Code)

A common problem for small businesses is that often they neither know what the ACAS Code is nor that it applies to them. Even if Read more >

Immigration Law: Changes to Right of Appeal for Family Visitor Visa Applicants

Applicants for a family visitor visa will no longer have the right to appeal a refused leave application. The full implementation of the new rules Read more >

New Partner Promotion

We are delighted to announce that Tanya Laidlaw has been promoted to Partner in the Immigration Team at Quastel Midgen with effect from 1 May Read more >

Unfair Trading Practices – EU Green paper

The European Commission has published a Green Paper on Unfair Trading Practices. The public consultation will end on 30 April 2013. The idea is to Read more >

UKBA Reminder System launched for migrants whose leave is due to expire

The UK Border Agency has announced the launch of the Reminder pilot system which came into force on 9 April 2013. The Home Office is working Read more >