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Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year 2015 Finalist

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Umar Zeb  has been shortlisted as a finalist in the 2015 LAPG Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year Award for Criminal Defence, sponsored by  CILEx . Winners will be announced on the 1st July 2015. All members at JD Spicer Zeb wish Umar the very best. ...

Umar Zeb Awarded Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year 2014

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On 29th November 2014 Umar Zeb received the prestigious award of Legal Aid Lawyer of the Year 2014, presented by the  Society of Asian Lawyers  at its annual awards ceremony and Ball, held at the Lancaster hotel, London. The event was hosted by...

Dealing with a search by Police or Revenue and Customs Officers

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The knock at the door at 6am is one of the things that can inspire the most dread in people.  It is rarely, if ever, a good sign.  When the door is eventually opened to a group of people in uniform, one of whom is brandishing pieces of paper marked...

Cash Forfeiture - A General Guide

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Law enforcement officers can sometimes seize cash either when it is being moved around, or during a search – even a search of your home. They will take it if they have reasonable grounds for suspecting it is recoverable property. Recoverable property...

Conviction quashed in causing death whilst driving uninsured case

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Causing death whilst driving uninsured, unlicensed or disqualified, an offence under section 3ZB of the Road Traffic Act 1988, is controversial. All that it requires is for the presence of an uninsured, unlicensed or disqualified driver on the road to cause...

General Changes to the Points Based System

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GENERAL CHANGES TO THE POINTS BASED SYSTEM The Home Office have announced that the Rules are being changed to allow for greater flexibility in relation to applications which fail to submit all the specified documents in support. However, it should be...

Recent Changes to Tier 4 of the Points Based System

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Overseas students applying to come to the UK for study from outside the UK are already required to satisfy a “genuineness” test  ( since July 2012). A further recent change to the Immigration Rules now means that those applying for leave...

Tier 5 Changes

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Under the existing Rules, two types of applicant can enter the UK under Tier 5 PBS, i.e. “Youth Mobility” and “Temporary Workers”. “Temporary Workers” includes 5 sub-groups, namely Creative and Sporting, Charity Workers,...

Immigration Update - Tier 2

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The Home Office recently announced changes to the “skilled-worker” Tier 2 category of the Immigration Rules as follows: 1. The existing English Language requirement for Tier 2/ICT leave holders is to be revoked. Currently, those Tier 2 ICT...

Applying to Study in the UK

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If you are thinking of studying in the UK, you need to be aware of the different types of student immigration category to ensure you apply under the correct route,  which best suits your circumstances and future intentions. ADULT APPLICANTS: For...

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