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Brexit Questions

Brexit – EU Nationals

All EU nationals who have been in the UK for at least 12 months and wish to apply for British Citizenship will need to apply for a permanent residence card first. This change was introduced by the British Nationality (General) (Amendment No. 3) Regulations 2015 (SI 2015/1806) and came into force on 12 November 2015.

All applications for naturalisation will be refused for EU nationals who require the permanent residency card first. Under these circumstances any fees paid will not be refunded. We have applied for many permanent residence cards and all have been successful.

We currently don’t have solid information, as to where Brexit will leave the EU nationals regardless of any promises being made politically. We take the view that you have nothing to lose by making a Permanent Residence Application and subsequently the Naturalisation Application to become a British Citizen to protect your interest in the UK.

Brexit – Businesses

In June 2016 the UK held a referendum whether to leave or stay in the European Union.   Although the result is not what most had expected, the United Kingdom has voted to leave the European Union.

With the outcome of the referendum followed many uncertainties for UK based businesses and this will continue until any final decisions are made in regards to agreements the UK will make with Europe. The summer saw quiet reflection on the vote and its effect. With such political decisions businesses are bound to be affected.

The business sectors and areas which are likely to have implications are construction, data protection, employment issues, European Insolvency Regulation, Intellectual Property, General Litigation, mergers & acquisitions and many others. If you have any concerns regarding your business and the future of Brexit please contact us to discuss further. We will continue to update you as further developments occur.

Please contact our Immigration Team, who will be glad to help you.

Immigration Team

  Principle Immigration Solicitor:

  Arpita Patel

  Qualification:  

  LLB (Hons)

  Contact:

  07506 694 758  or  ap@lansbury-worthington.co.uk

 

Arpita Patel is an immigration specialist and principle immigration solicitor at Lansbury Worthington. She is a Law Graduate LLB (hons) and qualified solicitor with over 10 years of immigration experience. 

She  advises businesses and individuals on all matters from sponsor licences, the Points Based System, family members of British citizens, indefinite leave to remain, visa, British citizenship to European Free Movement rights and more. 

Arpita works as a consultant for Lansbury Worthington and through her years of working with clients from across the world, and being fluent in Hindi and Gujarati, she brings a strong cultural awareness to the handling of her cases. 

  Solicitor & Team Leader:   

  Ziba Akarcay

  Qualification:  

  LLB (Hons)

  Contact:

  020 8563 9797  or  za@lansbury-worthington.co.uk

 

Ziba Akarcay qualified as a solicitor in 2009 and leads the civil law team. She has considerable immigration law experience and in particular specialises in the Turkish Association Agreement (Ankara Agreement). Ziba is a fluent Turkish speaker.

Arpita Patel is an immigration specialist and principle immigration solicitor at Lansbury Worthington. She is a Law Graduate LLB (hons) and qualified solicitor with over 10 years of immigration experience. 

She  advises businesses and individuals on all matters from sponsor licences, the Points Based System, family members of British citizens, indefinite leave to remain, visa, British citizenship to European Free Movement rights and more. 

Arpita works as a consultant for Lansbury Worthington and through her years of working with clients from across the world, and being fluent in Hindi and Gujarati, she brings a strong cultural awareness to the handling of her cases.