Insights, news, case studies and thought leadership from AORA.

UK Immigration Rules, Statement of Changes – How does AORA Adapt?

In light of the statement of changes to the UK Immigration Rules on 17/7/23, answering how AORA adapts to ever-changing legislation. By Sarah Barnard

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Generative versus Cognitive AI: choosing the right tool for the job

Fundamentally Generative AI involves inductive reasoning. It infers a result from massive amounts of comparative data. Whereas Cognitive AI uses deductive reasoning which deduces a conclusion from programmed logic. Rather like the difference between telling a programme to “do as I do – or have done” (Generative AI) rather than “do as I say” (Cognitive AI).

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British House

The way in which cross-border investors structured their European property investments relied, until recently, on tried and tested routes, usually using offshore holding vehicles. However, over the past few years, these traditional options have come under challenge from a combination of changes in international tax rules making them less attractive to operate, and more user-friendly domestic alternatives.

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Tech Nation - Lawtech

We were delighted to have been selected through a rigorous process to take part in LawtechUK’s Lawtech Sandbox 3.0 towards the end of last year. We are in a cohort of 31 lawtech pioneers.

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Child waving Union Flag

As of 16th June, Citizenship fees for applications made by children can now be waived on a discretionary affordability basis under new Home Office policy. This change was implemented after a review was conducted of the current fees which were shown to have generated £100 million for the home office in the last 5 years.

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UK Border Control booth

The Nationality and Borders Bill became an Act of Parliament on 28 April 2022. The new legislation intends to dramatically overhaul the system by which asylum, immigration, and citizenship rules work in the UK. We share some insight into the key changes of the new nationality law – looking in particular at Section 4L and its impact on immigration law practitioners and their clients and, as importantly, the main risks and benefits.

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