Law firm gears up for Brexit with new staff and more office space

(L-R): Aldijana Hoad, Sally McEwen and Mark Lilley-Tams

A Nottingham law firm is gearing up for Brexit by adding to its staff numbers and expanding its office space.

OTB Legal, a specialist immigration law firm, is adding three new members to its team, has acquired more space in its current office on Chase Park and is ensuring its corporate division is at full strength, to support companies in the run up to Brexit and beyond.

The latest government guidance states the UK is still on track to leave the EU at the end of the year, despite suggestions that the new immigration rules would be delayed because of COVID-19.

The firm says that if employers are not ready for the forthcoming changes which sees the restriction of movement for EU citizens, they could have a dramatic effect on their future growth and recruitment plans, leaving them unable to employ who they want, when they want to.

Aldijana Hoad, director at OTB Legal said: “Brexit is probably the last thing many of us have been thinking about recently and we understand that for some businesses, the future is uncertain.

“But given that COVID-19 has so far not affected the government plans to exit the EU, our advice to bosses is to start thinking about how any changes to the immigration laws will affect their companies.”

The team at OTB Legal is ready to support businesses through these changes, with Aldijana now joining her fellow director Sally McEwen, to jointly head up the corporate division.

Director Mark Lilley-Tams will take charge of the private and family department and is looking to build his team with the recruitment of additional staff.

Hoad continued: “With the new UK Points Based System and the changes to the Sponsor Licence coming into force in just under six months, now is the time to ensure your business is fully compliant.

“Our advice is to seek guidance to ensure everything is in order in good time, giving you peace of mind. Companies don’t want to be in a situation next year which sees them struggling to attract and employ the talent they need to drive their business forward.”

OTB Legal is introducing a new scheme which sees anyone who makes a referral to the team that proceeds to paid services, receiving Amazon vouchers as a thank you and those new clients receiving a reduction to their bill.

The team offers a free initial consultation and is operating on extended hours to allow those juggling work and family life to access their services at a time convenient to them.