Brexit & Employers: European Citizens and Their Families

The UK left the EU on 31 January 2020.

We are now in a transition period which is due to end on 31 December 2020.  On 1 January 2021 a new immigration system will be introduced.

Brexit advice for employers

Managing an international workforce in the face of Brexit can be time consuming and often confusing.  We assist HR teams with training on the latest Brexit developments and how to prepare your EU citizen employees for the changes.  We cut through the complexities to provide you with simple guidance on the immigration implications of Brexit. 

We also offer seminars, webinars and ‘Brexit surgeries’ where EU citizens can ask questions on their own particular circumstances.  As well as advising in relation to common practical issues encountered with the EU Settlement Scheme, we can update you on the new immigration system.

We have a team of leading immigration lawyers who can advise you on the options available for EU citizens to live and work in the UK. Nicolas Rollason is an expert in EU immigration law and has litigated key test cases before the European Court of Justice. Elspeth Guild is internationally renowned in the field of EU immigration law and her expertise spans multiple jurisdictions within the EU.

Recent examples of work

  • Advising on the practical implications of the right to work grace period from 1 January 2021 to 30 June 2021.
  • Advising on the implications of being outside the UK due to COVID-19 on EU citizens’ pre-settled and settled status.
  • Assisting with applications under the EU Settlement Scheme from outside the UK.
  • Assisting employers with requests for remove working for those with status under the EU Settlement Scheme.
  • Advising in relation to ensuring EU citizens have an ongoing right to work by submitting EU Settlement Scheme applications whilst at the same time avoiding the potential for discrimination claims.

 

WHAT IS SAID ABOUT US

Nicolas Rollason heads the firm's immigration offering and is highly respected in the sector. He has extensive knowledge of EU immigration law and has experience in taking cases to the ECJ as well as lobbying government on behalf of his clients.

Chambers UK, A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession

Elspeth Guild is celebrated for her magisterial command of EU immigration law. Her academic and legal standing is such that she regularly engages with the UNHCR, the Council of Europe and the EC as an expert.

Chambers UK, A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession

Always prompt and factual’" Kingsley Napley LLP provides "an excellent level of service"

Legal 500 UK

Kingsley Napley leads the immigration outfits in the UK"

Who's Who Corporate Immigration

The practice has gone from strength to strength.'the group is 'at the top of its game,' whilst clients are keen to highlight that the department is 'extremely informative and good at reporting policy changes'..." 

Chambers UK, A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession

Interviewees agree that Kingsley Napley is home to a superb team of immigration lawyers"

Chambers UK, A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession

Absolutely superb” 

Chambers UK, A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession

Top of the tree, with admirable depth and breadth” 

Chambers UK, A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession

Genuinely ground-breaking work that requires this firm’s impressive brainpower” 

Chambers UK, A Client's Guide to the UK Legal Profession

Kingsley Napley LLP has ‘enormous experience and great depth of practice'" 

Legal 500 UK

 

For more information about our immigration services please contact Nicolas Rollason at nrollason@kingsleynapley.co.uk or a member of the team.

Kingsley Napley LLP’s immigration practice is at the forefront of EU law and Brexit work, and regularly assists companies looking to help UK-based EU staff and other individuals on residency issues arising from Brexit." 

Legal 500 UK 2020

Brexit Bulletin Board

Brexit Bulletin Board

Flying visits? Challenges for UK lawyers working in the EU post Brexit

In this webinar series, Ilda de Sousa, Partner in our Immigration Team discusses the challenges that a post no deal Brexit will have on UK based lawyers working in France, Italy, Ireland, Netherlands, Belgium, Spain and Luxembourg.

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The European Immigration Webinar Series

Marcia Longdon, Partner in our Immigration Team, speaks to immigration experts from France, Spain, Germany and Italy about the changes in immigration law for UK nationals.

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The UK left the EU on Friday 31 January 2020

After leaving the EU on 31 January 2020, the UK is now in a transition period. We discuss what this means for people moving to and from the UK, and what the UK's immigration system may look like after the transition period. 31 January 2020

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As the UK leaves the EU, what happens next from an immigration perspective?

As the UK will leave the EU tonight at 11pm when we'll move into a transition period, Kim Vowden discusses what happens next for EU citizens arriving in the UK or those thinking of moving here. 31 January 2020

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Brexit and EU citizens in the UK

A simple chart showing what will happen to EU citizens living in the UK if there's a deal or if there's no deal.

Brexit - What EU citizens living in the UK need to know

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No-deal Brexit: transitional arrangements for EEA nationals arriving after 29 March 2019

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No deal Brexit: what this would mean for extradition?

23 January 2019

Rebecca Niblock blogs

EU Settlement Scheme - what you need to know

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'Playing by their own rules?' - Brexit blog series

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20 September 2018

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31 August 2018

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14 August 2018

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Brexit and the European Arrest Warrant (EAW): at least now we know what we don’t know

9 August 2018

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Could Brexit send Geraint Thomas into a spin?

30 July 2018 - Hanging over this year’s Tour de France, at least for this British cycling fan, was the realisation that this is probably the last Tour pre-Brexit, and so there is an additional level of uncertainty about what the 2019 post-Brexit edition will look like.

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Holiday home/Retirement planning: will Brexit wreck it?

16 July 2018 - A question you may ponder as you relax on that sunlounger in the weeks ahead is whether you need to review your arrangements for any EU based property in light of Brexit.

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Brexit and practising rights for lawyers

9 July 2018 - Two Solicitor friends of mine recently asked me to sign their applications to register with the Law Society of Ireland. I asked them if they were thinking of moving.

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#Brexit: Further clarification on the rights of EU citizens living in the UK

18 June 2018

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Blackberries, Baking and Brexit

11 July 2018

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A change of course? Pondering the future of golf in Brexit Britain

29 March 2018 - As avid golfers focus their attention on the US Masters in Augusta Georgia next month, many at the 19th Hole will be pondering the impact of Brexit on their beloved game.

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Post-Brexit language testing for EEA qualified healthcare professionals

22 March 2018 - The House of Commons Library published a Briefing Paper on 7 March 2018 outlining the language testing requirements imposed upon healthcare professionals who qualified outside of the UK.

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Brexit & Horse Racing

5 March 2018 - The UK is home to a myriad of sports employing foreign nationals and receiving investments from overseas companies. Learn how Brexit will impact horse racing and all who are part of it.

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Brexit & Motor Racing

21 March 2018 - The UK is home to a myriad of sports employing foreign nationals and receiving investments from overseas companies. Learn how Brexit will impact motor racing and all who are part of it.

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UK-EU security cooperation post #Brexit - ringing the alarm bell! | Part II of a two-part guest blog by EU Criminal Law expert Dr Debbie Sayers | #CriminalLaw

17 April 2018

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Kim provides the facts! #stayorgo

19 March 2018

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Beyond #Brexit: new anti-money laundering regime agreed

10 July 2018 - No sooner are we one year into the new regime under the Money Laundering Regulations 2017 than a further EU instrument has been adopted.

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What Brexit means for EU employees living in the UK and their families

27 June 2016

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