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Deportation of EEA nationals under regulation 27 and 27a

Speaker: Amanda Jones
Chambers: Great James Street Chambers

Discussing one of her favourite topics, Great James Street’s Amanda Jones delves into deportation of European Economic Area nationals and family members, specifically looking at:

· Post-Brexit
· Who is considered under the EEA Regulations 2016?
· Procedure
· Preparing representations and conducting appeals

Relevant law

Immigration (EEA) Regulations 2016
European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020
Grace Period Regulations 2020
Borders Act 2007
Immigration Act 1971

Amanda is a specialist in immigration and public law. She has advised and appeared in numerous immigration matters in the Court of Appeal, and in the Administrative Court on appeals, judicial review and injunctions. Emergency judicial review grounds and out-of-hours injunction applications (including, if necessary, to the Court of Appeal) are a regular part of her practice.

Amanda advises regularly on the Public Sector Equality Duty and other matters relating to the protected characteristics under the Equality Act 2010, including discrimination. Amanda is also instructed on matters related to sex-based and gender reassignment protections under the Equality Act, and associated disciplinary and political disputes.

Amanda is instructed in asylum cases, particularly in relation to Afghanistan, Pakistan, Bangladesh, India, Iran, Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, Sri Lanka and Saudi Arabia. She also deals with entry clearance work, including the points-based system, visitors, and family reunion, deportation appeals in relation to criminal convictions or alleged terrorist connections, and cases in which a threat to national security is alleged.

Amanda frequently advises on and drafts fresh claims in relation to human rights and asylum, after an initial appeal has been exhausted, and has been instructed on a numbers of cases involving breaches of policy and legitimate expectation in immigration law.

She regularly appears at first and second stage reconsiderations at Field House, including several Country Guidance cases.