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What does Brexit Minister David Davis think about free movement?

Conveniently, David Davis MP, our new Minister for Brexit, made a detailed speech and wrote a detailed article on the subject of free movement and negotiations with the EU. From these we can see quite quickly that he does not like free movement. Of p ...

13th July 2016 By

Brexit: What should EEA and EU nationals and their family members do now?

On 24 June 2016 the right to live in the United Kingdom for over 3 million people of its people was suddenly cast into doubt. If generous provision is not made for them we are looking at the biggest mass expulsion of population since 1290, when Edward ...

12th July 2016 By

Worker Registration Scheme causing problems with British citizenship for some children

Some worrying news from The Guardian: UK citizenship has been given to the children of eastern Europeans living in Britain without the proper paperwork, the Guardian has learned. The affected families come from countries including Poland and the Czech ...

1st July 2016 By

Brexit Ground Zero: what now?

The people of what is currently the United Kingdom have voted to leave the European Union. What happens now? Here I am going to take a quick look at the immediate consequences for EU nationals living in the UK. In short, there are no immediate legal c ...

24th June 2016 By

Brexit briefing: impact on Common Travel Area and the Irish

The implications of UK withdrawal for immigration policy and nationality law: Irish aspects By Bernard Ryan, Professor of Law, University of Leicester, 18 May 2016 Introduction This paper addresses the Irish dimensions to a UK decision to withdraw fro ...

5th June 2016 By

Brexit briefing: EU free movement and criminal law

Free Movement and Criminal Law By Valsamis Mitsilegas, Queen Mary University of London 18 May 2016 Introduction One of the claims frequently made by critics of freedom of movement is that free movement of EU citizens is unlimited, even when these citi ...

3rd June 2016 By

Brexit briefing: EU citizens’ access to benefits

EU Citizens’ Access to Welfare Benefits: Past, Present and Future By Desmond Rutledge, Barrister, Garden Court Chambers 13 May 2016 Introduction Since the UK joined what is now called the European Union (EU), migrant workers, who are nationals of ot ...

2nd June 2016 By

Brexit Briefing: EU free movement in practice at home and abroad

EU free movement in practice at home and abroad By Matthew Evans, Director, The AIRE Centre (Advice on Individual Rights in Europe), 10 May 2016 Introduction                                                ...

1st June 2016 By

Brexit briefing: rights of entry and residence

Rights of Entry and Residence By Steve Peers, University of Essex, 17 May 2016 Introduction The free movement of EU citizens to the UK (and vice versa) is a key feature of the UK’s EU membership. However, it is too simple to describe this as a ‘lo ...

31st May 2016 By

Brexit briefing: free movement and the single market

Free movement of persons and the single market By Catherine Barnard, Trinity College, Cambridge 10 May 2016; Case studies 1, 3 and 4 provided by Laura Devine Solicitors  Introduction This note considers the centrality of migration to the EU’s singl ...

30th May 2016 By

Brexit briefing: sovereignty and legitimacy

Sovereignty and legitimacy: the UK and the EU By Adrian Berry, barrister, Garden Court Chambers and Rowena Moffatt, barrister, Doughty Street Chambers, 29 April 2016  Introduction The relationship between the UK and the EU raises issues about the UK ...

27th May 2016 By

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