Free Movement Series

Free Movement Immigration

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Course Overview

Free movement immigration rights and entitlements, including protection against discrimination on grounds of nationality, are set out partly in the Treaties and partly in secondary legislation. Key measures are the Free Movement Directive, the Regulation on the Free Movement of Workers, the Directive on Enforcement of Free Movement Immigration Rights and the Social Security Coordination Regulation.

The European Commission takes an active role in promoting and enforcing free movement rights, notably by pursuing infraction proceedings against Member States concerning their implementation of free movement rights. Free movement rights are not unqualified but are subject to the restrictions and limitations made in the relevant EU legislation.

The European Court of Justice (ECJ) has also played a key role in the evolution and extension of EU competence in this area. Important examples are the Baumbast judgment (1999) which confirmed the de-coupling of free movement rights from economic activity, the Metock judgment (2008) which enabled third country nationals to gain free movement rights by marriage to EEA nationals, without having been lawfully resident in a Member State, and the Zambrano judgment (2011) which for the first time created rights based on an EU citizen’s residence in his or her own country of nationality.

In an effort to increase viewer’s knowledge and understanding of  this crucial topic, experienced lecturer and immigration practitioner Kahiye Alim has put together the ‘Free Movement Series’ which includes the following modules:

  1. Workers & Rights of Residence
  2. Family Members
  3. Other Family Members
  4. Permanent Residence
  5. Derivative Rights
  6. Criminality & EU Law
  7. Marriage & EU Law

Each of the above is discrete subject area, which can be digested in 20 min slots. They will be concepts along with the relevant case law.

What are the requirements?

  • Watch Series of 8 20 minute recorded webinar, including reference notes, discussion questions and optional evaluation form to test your legal knowledge
  • This course provides 4-7 CPD points (depending on length of time spent considering the discussion questions and completing the evaluation form)

Learning Outcomes

  • On completion of this course you will:

    • Be familiar with the concepts associated with each module and have considered relevant case law in each area
    • Feel confident when advising clients regarding free movement rights and entitlements

What is the target audience?

  • Practitioners



About Instructor - Kahiye Alim

Kahiye is considered one of the leading Asylum and Immigration Lawyers practising in the UK and is the founder of Stepstones Visas Ltd, a boutique firm specialising in Human Rights, Asylum, Immigration and Naturalization Law and Business Immigration. Kahiye has previously worked at leading national charity Asylum Aid and served as the treasurer of the Immigration Law Practitioners Association for several years.

Course Curriculum

Free Movement Series

  • Webinar - Retained Rights
  • Webinar - Criminality and EU Law
  • Webinar - Family Members
  • Webinar - Workers and Rights of Residence Part 1
  • Webinar - Workers and Rights of Residence Part 2
  • Webinar - Derivative Rights Part 1
  • Webinar - Derivative Rights Part 2
  • Webinar - Other Family Members
  • Webinar - Permanent Residence
  • Webinar - Surinder Singh Case Law
  • webinar - Marriage and EU Law
  • Notes - Other Family Members - Course Notes
    10 Page
  • Notes - Workers and Rights of Residence Part 1 - Course Notes
    5 Page
  • Notes - Permanent Residence - Course Notes
    5 Page
  • Notes - Workers and Rights of Residence Part 2 - Course Notes
    6 Page
  • Notes - Retained Rights - Course Notes
    9 Page
  • Notes - Derivative Rights - Course Notes
    3 Page
  • Notes - Family Members Direct Family - Course Notes
    6 Page
  • Notes - Marriage and EU Law - Course Notes
    3 Page
  • Notes - Criminality and Exclusion under EU Law - Course Notes
    7 Page
  • Notes - Surinder Singh Case Law - Course Notes
    5 Page
  • Notes - Derivative Rights - Relevant Case Law
    10 Page