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ILPA Webinar: Annual Seminar on the Free Movement of EEA Nationals

WEB 1059 ILPA Annual Seminar on the Free Movement of EEA Nationals (Webinar)

Wednesday 18 November 2020 @ 10:00 am - 4:30 pm


ILPA returns with its Annual Seminar on the Free Movement of EEA Nationals for the 10th year running. This will be the last year that we will hold this conference as a state still participating in the free movement system.

However, this is not the end of free movement rights for EU, British citizens and their third country national family members in the UK. Under the Withdrawal Agreement extensive protection of rights has been agreed. Already, in some of the UK secondary legislation which has been circulated in draft there are questions about the correct application of the Withdrawal Agreement commitments.

Undoubtedly there will be challenges before the national courts, and so, the case-law of the Court of Justice will continue to be important. In this conference we will be addressing all of these issues with experts, both national and EU, to understand the in-coming regime for EU nationals in the UK and how it is intended to work.

A must for all practitioners working with EEA nationals and their family members during this period of uncertainty as we near the end of the transition period.

09:45 – 10:00 Registration

10:00 – 10:05 Chair's Welcome
Jonathan Kingham, Lexis Nexis and ILPA European Working Group Co-convenor

10:05 – 10:45 Citizens' rights in the Withdrawal Agreement – views from Brussels
Michal Meduna, Policy Officer at European Commission

10:45 – 11:15 Session 1: Northern Ireland and Dual Nationality
Bernard Ryan, University of Leicester and Una Boyd, CAJ

11:15 – 11:30 Break

11:30 – 12:15 Session 2: Family members, derived right and retained rights
Luke Piper, the3million and South West Law, Nisa Tanin, Coram Children's Legal Centre and Charles Bishop, Pupil at Landmark Chambers and former Legal and Parliamentary Officer at ILPA

12:15 – 12:45 Session 3: Position of people with late applications, vulnerable applicants, and benefits
Simon Cox, Doughty Street Chambers and Nicole Masri, Rights of Women

12:45 – 13:30 Session 4: Excess absences and frontier workers
Eva Doerr, Lamb Building and Alison Hunter, Wesley Gryk Solicitors

13:30 – 14:15 Lunch

14:15 – 14:45 Session 5: Suitability and Expulsion
Leonie Hirst, Doughty Street Chambers

14:45 – 15:15 Session 6: Case law update
Bojana Asanovic, Lamb Building

15:15 – 15:30 Break

15:30 – 16:30 Session 7: Overarching EU institutional structure for post Brexit – what will remain of EU law?
Elspeth Guild, Kinglsey Napley University, Adrian Berry, Garden Court Chambers and Steve Peers, University of Essex

16:30 End

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