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Promises, Promises... a Manifesto Roundup

Henrietta  Bennett
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The last week has been a whirlwind of manifesto madness. With key parties across the UK telling us what the future of Britain looks like for them the hot topics are Brexit and immigration, but what does the legal landscape of England and Wales look like...

Comprehensive Sickness Insurance: Top 10 Questions Answered

Karma Hickman
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There have been some alarming headlines over the status of EU nationals in the wake of the Brexit referendum vote. These have given rise to a great deal of panic and uncertainty, particularly around the confusing issue of “comprehensive sickness...

Cutting Off From the Continent

Eileen Pembridge
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Few people realise, perhaps, just how intertwined our domestic family law has become over the years with international law and particularly EU law (in which we have been enthusiastic participants). With the increase in marriages and relationships between...

Post Brexit Hysteria - What Should EU Nationals be Doing to Secure Their Position in the UK?

Victoria Bray
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Immigration law practitioners nationwide are experiencing an influx of enquiries from EU nationals who are currently exercising their free movement rights in the UK and are understandably worried about what the future holds for them post trigger of Article...

Withdrawal from the ECHR after Miller: A Matter of Prerogative?

Alex Peplow
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Does the decision of the Supreme Court in the case of R (on the application of Miller) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union [2017] UKSC 5 affect the way in which the UK could withdraw from the European Convention on Human Rights? It is...

Brexit Hope for Europeans Ineligible for Permanent Residence Card

Karma Hickman
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There may be a light at the end of the tunnel for European nationals who have lived in the UK for many years but whose personal circumstances have prevented them acquiring permanent residence. A little known provision requiring certain categories of...

The Article 50 "Brexit" Judgment Explained

Alex Peplow
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The government cannot trigger Article 50, beginning the formal process for leaving the EU, without an Act of Parliament. The legislatures in Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland do not have the power to veto this process. It will now be a matter for...

What is the Article 50 "Brexit" Case All About?

Alex Peplow
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On 23 June 2016, the UK held a referendum in which voters were asked “ Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?” The turnout was 72.2% and, by a majority of 51.9% to 48.1%, the result was a...

We Still Love You, Europe

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Radio 4’s Today programme mentioned a story first aired earlier in August. It relates to the predicted 140 year backlog in processing claims for Permanent Residency should all those eligible in Britain apply post Brexit. It would appear government is...

The effect of Brexit on residential property: Moving times

Charles Davidson
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Both before and after the referendum, there was a great deal of speculation regarding how the outcome would affect the UK property market. At this early stage it remains difficult to predict how our disentanglement from the EU will impact the property...

Brexit: What next for EU nationals who have made the UK their home?

Karma Hickman
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Shockwaves from the referendum result have started to settle, leaving many EU nationals living in the UK wondering what the future holds for them. The former Prime Minister has promised that nothing will change immediately but he has not - and cannot -...

How Will Brexit Impact UK Immigration Law?

Nardiya Mangera
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51.9 % of the British Public voted to leave the European Union on 23 June 2016 and the impact of this decision has already been substantial. So far we have witnessed the pound plummeting astronomically to a 31 year low against the dollar...

Post-Brexit Analysis: How will Family Law Matters be Affected?

Richard Busby
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Many people facing the breakdown of their relationship may find that their situation has an international element of some variety and modern family law has had to work hard to keep step with the pace of this social change. EU law has played its part in that...

Brexit and Immigration: should we stay or should we go?

Nardiya Mangera
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Tomorrow, on 23 June 2016, the British public will vote to decide whether or not the UK remains a member of the European Union. Whilst there are many complex and multifaceted aspects to consider when deciding whether to vote to leave or remain in the EU,...

Brexit and Migration - what do we actually know?

Frances Edwards
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Brexit and Migration - what do we actually know? On 23 June 2016, Britain will vote on whether to end their forty three year membership of the European Union. The Brexit debate is becoming increasingly heated, with both sides making bellicose predictions...