08th July 2022

Online Seminar via Zoom

Online Seminar via Zoom

New EU Settlement Scheme rules for Zambrano carers?

Friday 8 July 2022 | 4pm

The Home Office is considering whether to amend the EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) rules for Zambrano carers, following the Court of Appeal’s judgment in R(Akinsanya) v Secretary of State for Work and Pensions [2022] EWCA Civ 37. Any changes to the rules are expected to be announced by the end of April 2022.

On 5 May 2022, Doughty Street Chambers will host a webinar to update practitioners, and anyone affected, on the changes. As Part 3 of our seminar series on the Akinsanya case, Nicole Masri of Rights of Women will be joined again by members of Ms Akinsanya’s legal team - Beri Nwosu and Simon Cox - to discuss any new rules.

The changes could affect thousands of third country national parents who were primary carers of British citizen children in the UK on or before 31 December 2020. The existing EUSS rules exclude those who already have leave to remain under a different route, such as on family life grounds under Appendix FM. In Akinsanya, the Court of Appeal found that the Secretary of State had misinterpreted domestic legislation when formulating the rules, but that her analysis of the EU law position was correct. Following the judgment, the Home Secretary agreed to look again at the rules.

The seminar will cover:

- Any changes to the rules

- How they affect Zambrano carers

- How to apply for settled status or pre-settled status as a Zambrano carer under the EU Settlement Scheme

- Late applications, appeals and other practical matters.

There will be live auto-transcription enabled throughout this event and it will be recorded. All guests will have their cameras and microphones turned off automatically for this event. Exclusionary language will not be accepted.

The audio transcript will be made available on request.

Unfortunately, we will be unable to provide a BSL interpreter for this event.

Please let us know if you would like to engage in a confidential conversation regarding this or if you have any other accessibility requirements at: events@doughtystreet.co.uk.

The slides are available here.

New EU Settlement Scheme rules for Zambrano carers?