BREXIT & THE EU

The UK left the EU on 31 January 2020. EU nationals and their family members will now have until free movement ended (31 December 2020) to enter the UK to qualify for status under the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS), which closed on 30 June 2021.

From providing expert advice and representation in complex matter to coordinating training and driving long-term strategic planning, we are working with businesses and individuals to help prepare for, navigate through and meet these forthcoming challenges.

Business services

Our solicitors work with employers in a number of ways to support and reassure their EU workforce and plan ahead to protect businesses from future changes.

Services include:

  • advising businesses on pre- and post-Brexit immigration solutions;
  • offering in-house seminars on the implications of Brexit;
  • providing in-house advice sessions with staff to discuss the steps EU nationals and their family members can take, as well as the applications they can submit, to secure their immigration status in the UK; and
  • auditing the composition of any workforces to identify affected staff.

Individual services

We provide strategic advice on the immigration implications of Brexit and what it means for individuals and families.

We advise on the following applications:

  • applications under the EUSS;
  • permanent residence (PR) documentation;
  • naturalisation of European nationals;
  • residence cards for qualifying family members; and
  • derivative residence cards as well as applications for those who have retained the right of residence.

Our legal fees

Fixed fees
We work on a fixed fee basis. Our fees for applications under the EUSS start from £500 and disbursements. Our fees for complex individual applications under the EEA Regulations typically range between £1,000 – £2,000 and disbursements, depending upon the exact type of application as well as the specific issues, complexities and urgencies involved.

Disbursements
You can expect the main disbursements to include:

  • Home Office filing fees; and
  • other ancillary disbursements such as biometric enrolment, translations, courier and postage charges, etc.