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The decision of the British people to leave the European Union will result in the most significant change to the UK's legal framework for generations. We help individuals and businesses work through the complexities of Brexit.

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As the situation develops, we provide our clients and international colleagues with practical advice, guidance and risk management solutions.

“We will design our immigration system to ensure that we are able to control the numbers of people who come here from the EU. In future, therefore, the Free Movement Directive will no longer apply and the migration of EU nationals will be subject to UK law”
Government Brexit White Paper

Brexit uncertainty affects everyone – from private individuals to large multi-national corporations. The final outcome will impact all aspects of the way Britain is governed.

EU nationals and their family members are particularly concerned about long-term UK immigration arrangements, as freedom of movement rights begin to fall away. We advise on EU citizen’s rights and we help businesses develop an immigration strategy for the UK’s new place in the world.

Over the course of the coming months the Government will have to develop and implement a policy for post-Brexit immigration control. This policy arc will affect EU and non-EU citizens, individuals and businesses. Magrath Sheldrick will be at the forefront of Brexit thinking – providing innovative and practical guidance and solutions.

See the latest on the Brexit transition here: Brexit 2020

Listen to Ben Sheldrick‘s explanation and analysis of the UK government’s plans for a post-Brexit immigration system in this  webinar.

We recently contributed to Brexit 2019 – An Expert Guide in association with CorporateLiveWire.

You can access the publication at the weblink below with code 19Brexit2006

Brexit 2019 – An Expert Guide

Please also see the Resources Section of this website for up to the minute news and guidance on Brexit developments.

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The New Immigration Framework

The Government has released further details of the new immigration schemes that will open from 1 January 2021 when free movement ends with the EU. The 130-page document outlines the draft requirements for the main work and study routes to the UK. The new immigration architecture will be endorsed by Parliament later in the year….

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Suspension of Entry to the United States for Foreign Nationals

On 22 June 2020, President Trump issued a Proclamation suspending entry to the U.S. of foreign nationals in certain non-immigrant (temporary) visa classifications. The entry ban took effect on 24 June 2020 at 12:01 a.m. Eastern Daylight Time. WHO IS IMPACTED BY THE BAN? Individuals in the following visa categories who were outside of the U.S. on…

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Tier 2 Sponsor Compliance

Background As part of UKVI’s aim to modernise, improve and broaden how it delivers sponsor register assurance, a new approach has been introduced which assesses Tier 2 sponsor compliance via a telephone interview. UKVI advise that the new activity will supplement but not replace the established activity of full compliance audits that are carried out…

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