Immigration: Sponsorship Licence - is it a "fragile gift”?

The reference to a Sponsor Licence being treated as a "fragile gift" originally comes from a 2014 case concerning a Tier 4 Sponsor. Last month, in a case involving a... Read More >

Litigation: Preparing for proof – does your expert have the appropriate expertise?

The use of expert evidence in preparing for proof has come under renewed scrutiny of late, which is perhaps not surprising given the very substantial fees that are often charged... Read More >

Marathon blog 27.5.15

Drummond Miller is entering two teams in the Marathon Relay at the Edinburgh Marathon Festival on 31st May 2015 (that's a total of 52.4 miles to run!). We are doing... Read More >

Family Law: Affidavits - What are they and why are they so important in cases involving children?

An affidavit is a written statement, which is sworn under oath (a religious pledge) or affirmation (a non-religious commitment) beforea person authorised to do so by law such as a... Read More >

Litigation: CIVIL PENALTIES - Employers Beware: Increase in Powers and Activity by the Home Office

Article by Jacqueline Moore and Alan Rodgers In this article Jacqueline Moore and Alan Rodgers highlight recent trends in Civil Penalties that they are dealing with in practice, as well... Read More >

Immigration: Tier 2 (Minister of Religion) – what should you look out for?

You can apply for leave to enter or remain in the UK as a Tier 2 (Minister of Religion) if you have been offered employment within your faith community in... Read More >

Clinical Negligence: A Change to the Law of Informed Consent

On 12 March 2015, the Supreme Court in London delivered arguably the most significant decision in the field of medical negligence for a generation. The case ofMontgomery v Lanarkshire Health... Read More >

Immigration: Changes to the English language tests – have you sat the correct one?

On 6 April 2015, the Home Office changed their list of approved secure English language tests (SELTs) that would be accepted with UK immigration applications where evidence of English language... Read More >

Immigration: Family Reunion in the UK: are refugees really being reunited with loved ones?

The Home Office policy on family reunion appears very straightforward: If you are a holder of refugee status in the UK, you are able to apply for a spouse or... Read More >

Litigation: A successful outcome to the road traffic accident saga!

(Contributory Negligence - Supreme Court decision - Jackson -v- Murray & Aviva) In our article of 5th February 2014 - "Litigation Jackson -v- Murray - the Saga continues" - we... Read More >