Detention and expulsion of EEA nationals: A practical guide to stopping removal and obtaining release

Monday 18 April 2016, 5:30pm - 8:00pm

Garden Court Chambers

Date: Monday 18 April 2016
Time: 5:30pm - 8:00pm
Venue: Garden Court Chambers, 57-60 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London WC2A 3LJ  

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In a joint seminar between Garden Court Chambers and Deighton Pierce Glynn, the speakers will provide a practical guide to obtaining release from detention and stopping the expulsion of EEA nationals from the UK.

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This seminar provides knowledge and understanding of the core rights and procedural protections EEA nationals get from EU law and UK administrative law. It is an essential guide for all advisors, support groups, caseworkers and lawyers who work with EU citizens, especially to obtain release from detention and to stop removal or deportation from the UK.

We have produced a document compiling relevant legislation, policy guidance and case law which you may find useful to look over before the seminar. Please click here to view the document.

This course will cover:

  • Free Movement rights in the Directive 2004/38/EC and domestic regulations
  • UK Regulations facilitating expulsion
  • Home Office policy on EEA nationals
  • Procedural protection and the burden of proof
  • Appeal rights and judicial review
  • Home Office use of certificates under Regulation 29AA and accompanying policy
  • Relevant human rights in EU law
  • Tips on proving lawful residence under EU law and UK law
  • Case-law up-date
  • Tactics and issues arising
  • Future challenges, such as challenges to published policy and to re-entry bans
  • Case studies

At the end of the seminar, you will:

  • Know Home Office policies and administrative procedures
  • Know the rights and procedural protection available in EU law and UK law
  • Understand how to prevent expulsion
  • Understand how to secure release from detention
  • Be up-to-date with the latest case law
  • Know which legal remedies can help and how to get them
  • Be able to make tactical choices
  • Know which issues are likely to come up repeatedly


Zubier Yazdani, Partner at Deighton Pierce Glynn, will introduce the seminar.

Adrian Berry, Barrister at Garden Court Chambers.
Adrian's practice spans a range of inter-related areas concerning migration, human rights and protection. He has particular expertise in EU and nationality law, EU-related housing cases and cases which raise eligibility issues for migrants.

Leonie Hirst, Barrister at Garden Court Chambers
Leonie has a broad-based public law and human rights practice. She has particular expertise in public law immigration cases, particularly immigration detention, EEA cases, trafficking claims, and cases involving loss of mental capacity.

How to book

This event is free to attend and booking is essential. To reserve a place, please email by Wednesday 13 April.

Registration on the day of the event will open at 17:00.


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