Free Movement and the UK: The End of the Road?

On 31 December 2020, free movement of persons between the EU and the UK will end after 47 years. This webinar examines three big issues from the vantage point of three very different participants and observers over many years:

  1. From the perspective of a British judge, what is the meaning of the end of free movement of persons within the EU?
  2. As an eminent professor and specialist in free movement of persons at a Dutch university, what has been the contribution over 47 years of the UK in the development of EU law and free movement of persons?
  3. From a practitioners perspective, what are the key issues regarding the incorporation of EU citizens and their families into UK national law?

Speakers:

  • Nicolas Rollason Head of Immigration at Kingsley Napley
  • Sir Nicholas Blake, Former President of the Immigration and Asylum Chamber of the Upper Tribunal and retired High Court Judge
  • Kees Groenendijk, professor emeritus, Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands
  • Professor Elspeth Guild, Immigration partner at Kingsley Napley and Jean Monnet Professor ad personam at Queen Mary University of London 

This session provides insights into the legal and practical consequences for people, our governments and our courts of the end of an era.

About Nicolas Rollason

Nicolas Rollason is a partner and head of Kingsley Napley’s immigration practice. He advises on all areas of UK immigration and nationality law and has particular expertise in providing strategic advice to businesses on their global immigration needs. He has extensive expertise across all immigration routes, with a widely-recognised breath of knowledge enabling him and his team to offer clear solutions to complex immigration problems. Nick is a well-known expert in EU immigration law and is regularly consulted by the UK immigration authorities on proposed changes to UK immigration rules and policy. Nick is listed as a leading figure in the Who’s Who of Corporate Immigration Law, Chambers UK and Legal 500 UK.

 

About elspeth guild

Elspeth Guild is a partner in the immigration team and Jean Monnet Professor ad personam at Queen Mary University of London. She is best known for her expertise in the field of European Union free movement of persons, immigration and borders law and practice. She is widely recognised as an expert in her field.

 

About Sir Nicholas Blake

Sir Nicholas Blake is the former President of the Immigration and Asylum Chamber of the Upper Tribunal and retired High Court Judge. He specialised in public law, criminal justice, human rights, immigration and asylum and private international law. He has written and spoken in the UK and internationally on these topics.

 

About Kees Groenendijk

Kees Groenendijkis professor emeritus at Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands. He studies the regulation of migration and the legal status of migrants in the Netherlands and in Europe.

 

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