As of the 13th of July 2015 the U.K government announced new changes to Tier 4 Visas. The Tier 4 visa category is often referred to as a student visa. In this blogpost we will guide you through a summary of the changes, what they mean on a practical level and offer some key insights … Continue reading Changes to Tier 4 Student Visas as of July 2015
Category Archives: Immigration Lawyers
Immigration solicitors and immigration lawyers are well aware that the immigration authorities can make rapid and dramatic changes to visa rules, and the Entrepreneur Visa is no exception to this. The changes relating to preparing a business plan are most dramatic. On January 31st 2013, the immigration authorities introduced a new ‘Genuine Entrepreneur Test into the Entrepreneur … Continue reading Genuine Entrepreneur Test – The Full Guide
Being successful in choosing an reputable immigration lawyer or immigration solicitor can be difficult. Clients are faced with a bewildering choice of legal service provider and that is even before they have answered the question as to whether they need an immigration law firm in the first place. We think that there are key methods … Continue reading Successfully choosing an immigration lawyer: Part 1
Immigration and Employment Law are of course two different areas of work in their own right. They are however increasingly becoming linked and lawyers are having to build up new networks to take this into account. This position has come about largely as a result of two UKBA (the immigration authority in the UK) initiatives. … Continue reading How Immigration & Employment Lawyers can work together
Westkin Associates are Immigration Legal Advisors in the heart of London. Based in Mayfair, we have specialist teams in all forms of UK immigration including Business Visas, Marriage Visas, Investor Visas, Personal Immigration, Students and Overstayers. Essentially, if it involves UK Immigration, simple or complex we feel we can provide solutions to your problems, quickly … Continue reading UK Immigration Legal Advisors
Westkin Associates, as a law firm, has a wide variety of experience levels within its immigration lawyers. Some of our staff built up experience as Immigration barristers, others spent time as non-immigration solicitors. Other junior staff are taken on as part of our immigration training programme. With this variety, we have developed our top 5 … Continue reading Top 5 Tips for New Immigration Solicitors and Lawyers
Lawyers are traditional by nature, our training highlights the long traditions of our profession, the footsteps of the those who went before us. But tradition in a modern world can be hard to achieve. This is true of reviews. Online businesses like Amazon.com have changed all of that and added a new stage to the buying experience: … Continue reading Why do we ask you to leave a review of our lawyers?
For Immigration law firms, the challenge is daunting. You have to attract clients to take up your professional services in an environment that makes it very difficult. Your services are an unknown quantity – for example there is no top 10 list for immigration law firms. In a very real sense a client is simply … Continue reading Marketing issues for Immigration Law firms
Are Immigration Lawyers owed more from clients than they expect? When a client takes on an immigration lawyer, one of the things they hope for, aside from competitive fees and good levels of service is that the lawyer has a good reputation. But where does that good reputation come from and how far should the … Continue reading Are Immigration Lawyers owed more from clients?
Westkin’s blog has long argued that although there are great immigration solicitors, lawyers and barristers, they are the exception rather than the rule. Immigration Law is blighted by poor providers, more so than any other area of law. Why is this? Although we are not economists, we imagine that an economist might note the following … Continue reading Why is the quality of Immigration Lawyers so poor?
Find out how Westkin is trying to improve immigration law standards It is difficult to imagine a more vulnerable group of clients than those that are helped by Immigration Law Firms. Some examples of vulnerability are obvious, those seeking asylum and those who are seeking to remain in the UK citing compassionate circumstances will always … Continue reading Separating Good and Bad UK Immigration Lawyers