International focus: Out in the cold?

Victoria Batstone and Sean Hilton highlight potential issues if the UK is unable to rejoin the Lugano Convention 2007 It is increasingly difficult for family lawyers to provide clear and certain advice to multinational clients who are considering issuing proceedings. The European Commission’s (on behalf of the European Union) block in relation to the UK’s …
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Brexit: Settlement scheme deadline – what can employers do now?

Amanda Sanders and Aida Geragusian review the updated rules on right-to-work checks and what happens if an EEA national has not applied for settled or pre-settled status in time From 1 July 2021, employers need to request evidence of an EEA national’s status under the EUSS or under an alternative UK immigration route before employment …
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Overseas divorce: Tread carefully

Lizzie Smith and Laura Bond summarise the key elements of relief under Part III of the Matrimonial and Family Proceedings Act 1984 and the potential implications of the UK leaving the EU on such claims That a foreign court may have already made a financial order is not an automatic bar to a claim under …
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Brexit: Cross-border conundrums

Graeme Fraser and Eleri Jones explore the recognition and enforcement of maintenance following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU It is vital to consider these issues at the outset due to the ‘indirect’ jurisdiction rules which apply if enforcement abroad in a 2007 Hague Convention country is likely to be required. Since the UK referendum …
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Immigration: Business travel in the post-Brexit landscape

Samar Shams explains when employees are permitted to travel between the UK and EU without needing a visa When travelling on business without a visa, it is best for employees to carry a letter setting out exactly what activities they intend to undertake and how these fit within the UK or EU restrictions, as applicable. …
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Brexit: What does the ‘points-based’ immigration system have in store for employers?

Joanna Hunt examines the post-Brexit immigration system, including the key features of the skilled worker route and the position of EEA nationals who arrive in the UK before the end of 2020 The sting in the tail is that the skilled worker route remains very costly. When you add up the fees, you will have …
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