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Chris GermaineWed, 03/14/2018 - 12:32

Brexit update

Within this column we have previously outlined the agreement reached towards the end of last year to guarantee the rights of non-UK nationals to remain in the UK post Brexit. As we draw closer to the 29th March 2019 exit date, issues begin to arise about what will happen from this day onwards. Fuel was added to the flames this week by the Prime Minister Theresa May who, speaking on a trade visit to China indicated that anyone not already settled in the UK by 29th March 2019 would not be treated the same as someone already here.
Chris GermaineWed, 03/14/2018 - 12:06

UK reaches agreement over status of EU nationals post Brexit

As the clock ticks towards the UK departure from the EU on 29th March 2019, agreements are beginning to be reached over the relationship between the UK and the rest of Eurozone post Brexit. These negotiations are proceeding in phases, with the latest phase concluding details of the rights of non UK citizens within the UK post Brexit.
OptimalSolicitorsTue, 03/13/2018 - 14:26

EU National - Recent UK proposal

There has been a great deal of talk this past week about the impact of BREXIT on EU residents within the UK. This follows the announcement by Prime Minister Theresa May regarding the right to stay for non UK nationals contained within the governments published proposals to “safeguard the position of EU citizens living in the UK and UK nationals living in the EU”. There is however a widespread miscomprehension about what is currently being proposed. The majority of people mistakenly believe that the present status quo will be preserved and therefore they need do nothing.
OptimalSolicitorsWed, 02/21/2018 - 11:51

British Citizenship

Mr Khan recently instructed Mrs Kurshida Begum, an Immigration Solicitor at Optimal Solicitors in connection with a problem relating to his sister’s visa application. Mr Khan’s sister had submitted her visit visa application online which was refused. It transpired the reason for refusal was that his sister failed to provide sufficient evidence.
OptimalSolicitorsWed, 02/21/2018 - 11:47


The recent referendum on EU membership has left far more questions than answers and we have been contacted by many clients both old and new worried about the implications of the vote for them. Some believe there will be a second referendum; some believe there won’t. Some believe we could still be in the EU for decades to come and others beg to differ.