Do you know of someone from elsewhere in the EU who lives and works here in Oxford and its surrounding region, perhaps having married and maybe raising or having raised a family, and is anxious about their future if the UK leaves the European Union?
Thanks to the generous support of the European Commission's office in London, Oxford Region of the European Movement UK has secured the services of one of the country’s leading migration lawyers for an information session specifically to address their concerns about their status in this country, to offer advice, and to answer questions.
Through the good offices of our friends in the Oxford European Association, the session will be held in The Long Room at Oxford Town Hall on Thursday, May 31, beginning at 7.30pm.
The event is of particular interest to our fellow Europeans from elsewhere in the EU but will be interest to UK citizens, too. For example, you may be approached by friends or neighbours who are worried and needing to know where to turn for advice. Also there are two million Brits living, working, and raising families on the Continent who have very similar concerns.
If Brexit comes to pass, how will our futures be affected?
The event is free but tickets are limited and should be booked through Eventbrite here
At the session expert migration solicitor Matthew Davies from award-winning law firm Wilson LLP will explain in simple terms how to apply for permanent residence and British citizenship, and how it is envisaged that the new ‘settled status’ will work in the future. He will then answer questions from the audience, which will take up most of the meeting, and similar sessions elsewhere have sparked lots of interesting and varied questions.
Matthew Davies is Head of Department at Wilson, heading a team of more than 40 immigration professionals. His particular expertise is finding solutions for people with complex problems. Mr Davies has been ranked as a leader in the field of immigration law in the Chambers UK Guide to the Legal Profession for many years.
He has been commended for his “well prepared cogent, clear and sensible advice” as “one of the giants of the immigration field”, his “innovative, intelligent and strategic way of looking at things”, being “likeable, hard-working and realistic in terms of what is achievable”, and “great on difficult asylum cases and widely rated by peers for the quality of his work”. Matthew Davies has also been recommended in the Legal 500, Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, and the Spears 500.
Since these sessions must be purely information events, they have to be separate from European Movement campaign activities. I'm sure you will therefore understand that only pertinent questions can be accepted. We can not entertain rhetorical statements from the floor, for example, and you are asked to submit your question(s) in advance.