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Eligibility for housing and homelessness assistance: Brexit, Right to Reside issues and proving status

Thursday 25 June 2020

This webinar was brought to you by the Garden Court Chambers Housing Team

Positioned at the forefront of social housing legal advice, Garden Court Chambers is ranked in Band 1 of the Chambers UK Bar Guide, in recognition of our outstanding expertise in this area of law. 

Date: Thursday 25 June 2020
Time: 11am-12.30pm
Venue: Zoom  
Areas of Law: Housing Law

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This webinar covered all you need to know about Eligibility for Housing and Homelessness Assistance for EU Citizens and their family members:

  • In the Brexit transition period to 31 December 2020
  • In the Brexit grace period to 30 June 2021
  • From July 2021

In respect of each period of time, it deals with:

  • Using EEA Registration Certificates and Residence Cards to prove entitlement
  • Settled Status issues
  • Work-arounds where a person has pre-settled status
  • The Undocumented
  • Pregnancy, maternity and EU residence rights
  • Frontier Workers
  • Using EU-UK Withdrawal Agreement rights directly
  • The habitual residence test
  • Evidence issues

The webinar is essential for the busy housing practitioner who wishes to be up-to-speed with the issues upon which EU citizens and their family members will be seeking advice now and in the future.


Liz Davies, Joint Head of Garden Court Chambers (Chair)
Adrian Berry, Barrister, Garden Court Chambers
Sophie Caseley, Barrister, Garden Court Chambers


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