Online Seminar | EU citizens’ rights in the UK under the EU-UK Withdrawal Agreement

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Online Seminar | EU citizens’ rights in the UK under the EU-UK Withdrawal Agreement

April 29, 2020 @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

The Citizens Rights Project has organised a series of free on-line seminars looking at EU citizens’ rights in the UK after Brexit, featuring a wide range of legal experts and other speakers.

This first seminar of the series “EU Citizens’ Rights in the UK after Brexit: the law and the practice”, run by advocate Mark Lazarowicz, will be of interest to those advising or providing information on EU citizens’ rights. It will look at the rights of EU citizens in the UK are founded on the ‘Withdrawal Agreement’ agreed between the EU and UK. This includes the right to continue to reside which have been brought into effect by the UK’s ‘EU Settlement Scheme’, but also other provisions about equal rights at work, access to public services and benefits, and social security coordination. It also includes other provisions for on citizens’ right issues. Mark Lazarowicz will outline those provisions, and consider the rights that EU citizens will have after the end of the transition period.

Mark is an advocate with Terra Firma Chambers, and has represented EU citizens in a number of cases involving citizens’ rights issues.

Please register online in Eventbrite for this first seminar in our series.

This seminar will provide 1 hour CPD. PEAT Outcome: relevant legal knowledge.

A list of the future seminars is given below, together with links to the relevant Eventbrite page. Please book for each one separately. You can register for as many as you wish. All are free.

6 May 2020, 1600. Settled Status and pre-settled status: Kenneth Campbell QC

As well as providing legal advice for EU citizens, Kenneth has considerable experience in human rights and wider public law litigation. Book here for this seminar.

12 May 2020, 1600. Specific issues in applying for settled status: Janey Armstrong, Partner, Drummond Miller solicitors. 

Janey has widespread experience in acting for EU citizens, and others, on citizenship and immigration issues. Book here for this seminar.

14 May 2020, 1600 The experience of applicants for settled status: Dorota Peszkowska, Project Officer, FENIKS EU Settlement Scheme Support project

Dorota Peszkowska will provide information about how online applications for settled status can be made, and will give examples of the practical experience of applicants, typical issues raised, and sources of support and advice. Book here for this seminar.

Date TBC. The ‘suitability test’ – the consequences of criminal convictions: Alan Caskie, Advocate

Alan is one of the foremost practitioners in Scotland on immigration law, appearing in a very regular basis in both Court of Session and the immigration tribunals.