Free immigration advice clinics launched as Brexit looms closer
With less than 12 months to go before the UK leaves the EU, many people are still unsure about immigration issues and where they stand legally. As we get closer to March next year, when Brexit is scheduled, there is growing concern about who will be directly impacted and also the consequential effect on families and work.
Lupton Fawcett’s immigration advice department, which is headed by partner Arif Khalfe, has therefore arranged a series of free seminars for businesses, and free weekly advice clinics for individuals, across its three offices in Sheffield, York and Leeds.
Those affected by Brexit legislation will be European nationals and their families currently living in the UK, those wishing to come to the UK from Europe, foreign students wishing to study in the UK, businesses employing foreign nationals and landlords who will need to know what checks they may need to make with regards tenants.
Speaking about the initiative, Arif Khalfe said,
“I am being approached by increasing numbers of people who are extremely concerned about the impact Brexit will have on them, as their lives could be turned upside down. They are finding it very difficult to get a straight answer from anyone and many are extremely worried, caused by the lack of information available.
“It therefore made sense to make our specialist immigration department available to them on a regular basis so that we can discuss their situation. It will cost them nothing for the initial consultation to find out whether Brexit will affect them at all.
“If further help and advice is needed it will on a fixed fee basis, which will be clearly laid out in a brochure, and there will be no charge until the person commits to using Lupton Fawcett”
The free weekly clinics will start week commencing 21 May and will be held at Lupton Fawcett’s offices in Sheffield on Mondays from 3.00pm to 6.00pm, Leeds on Wednesdays from 4.00pm to 5.00pm and York on Thursdays from 4.00pm to 6.00pm.
The immigration update seminars for businesses will be held from 8.00am to 9.30am on Monday 21 May in Sheffield, Thursday 24 May in York and Friday 1 June in Leeds.