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05 April 2018 Grace McGill Brexit & EU Migration
The Court of Appeal ruled on 3 conjoined cases in December 2017 where the key question was whether the Zambrano principle had been extended by the CJEU decision of Chavez - Vilchez. Case C-133/15 which found that a third-country national may, as the parent of a minor child who is an EU citizen, rely on a derived right of residence in the EU.

20 March 2018 McGill & Co Solicitors Brexit & EU Migration
Last week the Campaign for Science and Engineering (CaSE) published a policy review setting out their recommendations for the Government on the topic of immigration post-Brexit. Of the many proposals, CaSE suggested:

19 March 2018 McGill & Co Solicitors Brexit & EU Migration
The current registration requirements for Croatian workers will expire on 30 June bringing their rights to work in Britain in line with other EU citizens. Immigration Minister Caroline Nokes made the announcement in a Written Ministerial Statement to Parliament today.

19 March 2018 McGill & Co Solicitors Brexit & EU Migration
On 15 March 2018 the Home Office presented a brief new Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules (HC895) to Parliament. The changes, accompanied by a short explanatory note, will come into force on 06 April 2018. This article will examine the most notable of these changes, and their effects on certain routes to entry clearance and settlement.

15 February 2018 iSquare Brexit & EU Migration
Since the UK voted to leave the EU in March 2017 there has been considerable uncertainty amongst EU citizens living in the UK as to what rights they will be entitled to post-Brexit. The initial publication of the UK’s negotiating position on Brexit in June provided little clarity of these rights, and alluded to a new ‘settled status’ which will be available to those qualifying EU citizens in the UK after ‘Brexit day,’ 29 March 2019.

15 February 2018 iSquare Brexit & EU Migration
The Grand Chamber of the Court of Justice of the European Union has confirmed today in the case of Toufik Lounes v the Secretary of State for the Home Department (C‑165/16) that European Union citizens who have exercised their free movement rights by moving to the UK and subsequently naturalised as British citizens are able to sponsor their third-country national family members to enable them to obtain a right of residence in the UK.

04 January 2018 McGill & Co Solicitors Brexit & EU Migration
Shortly before Christmas, the UK Government announced that an agreement had been reached with the Irish Government which ensures that the rights enjoyed by British and Irish citizens under the Common Travel Area (CTA) are protected after the UK leaves the EU. The CTA includes the UK, the Republic of Ireland, the Channel Islands, and the Isle of Man. British and Irish citizens are entitled to free movement within the CTA (this is independent of any free movement rights derived from EU law). 

22 December 2017 McGill & Co Solicitors Brexit & EU Migration
In what has been referred to as a significant 'breakthrough' by the European Commission president, the UK and the EU have now finalised the first stage of Brexit negotiations. On 08 December 2017 the parties reached an agreement on the three key issues at the core of Brexit, one of which is the rights to be afforded to EU citizens in the UK after Brexit.

14 September 2017 Grace McGill Brexit & EU Migration
In our posting on the 16th August, we highlighted that the Government has commissioned the Migration Advisory Committee ( MAC )  to advise on the economic and social impact of the UK's exit from the EU and also on how the UK's immigration system should be modernised forecasting likely future demands and strategies.

13 January 2017 Darren Stevenson Brexit & EU Migration
02 February 2018 Update:This blog post has generated an overwhelming amount of interest and questions, as a result of which we have disabled further comments.  Should you require legal advice on your case, please contact us to arrange a private consultation via our contact page.

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