Steven Rattner, the former car czar, has agreed to a settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission over kickback claims involving the New York State pension fund, a person with knowledge of the negotiation said Wednesday. Mr. Rattner will accept a multiyear ban from the securities industry and pay a fine of more than $5 million, […]
Revised immigration fees set at or below the cost of processing have come into effect on 1 October 2010. The new fees were announced on 9 September. They are listed in the UK Border Agency fees table, which you can find under ‘Related documents’ on the right side of the page or their Fees for our services […]
I arrived in Ghana last night and was lucky to have been reserved a V.V.I.P. ticket to attend the Call Ceremony of the newest lawyers in Ghana. On this day, one hundred and ninety eight (198) lawyers were admitted to practise law in Ghana. I could not miss this ceremony for obvious reasons. I had […]
The largest group of visas granted in 2004 were to 186,000 students, more than one-fifth of whom – over 37,000 people – were still in the UK five years later. And the research found that numbers of visas issued to students and their dependants had risen to 307,000 by the year to June 2010.
19 July 2010 From 19 July 2010, there are two important changes for migrants making initial applications under Tier 1 (General) of the points-based system: the introduction of an interim limit for Tier 1 (General) applications made outside the UK, for the period until 31 March 2011; and an increase in the number of points […]