Eva Doerr

Barrister at One Pump Court

Eva is a barrister at One Pump Court. Eva has extensive experience in immigration, asylum and public law, having worked in this field for the past 4.5 years. Prior to pupillage, Eva worked as a paralegal at Laura Devine Immigration where she developed a particular interest and experience in EU free movement law and the impact of Brexit on EEA nationals and their family members.

Eva mainly delivers training on EU free movement law and the EU Settlement Scheme (beginner and advanced). She has spoken at the Annual Free Movement Conference and the ILPA AGM.

Eva's Upcoming Training

Eva's Past Training

Tutors: Leonie Hirst, Hirst Chambers and Eva Doerr, Lamb Building

The course will cover key legal provisions for EU nationals in the UK by 31 December 2020, their family members and employers with a focus on Appendix EU of the Immigration Rules.

The aim is to provide practitioners with the tools to advise clients on their immigration status and options post Brexit and the practicalities of applying for immigration permission under the EU Settlement Scheme.

  • Mechanics and interplay of relevant legal instruments (Directive 2004/38/EC, Immigration (European Economic Area) Regulations 2016, Draft Withdrawal Agreement, Appendix EU of the Immigration Rules)
  • Scope: who does/does not qualify under Appendix EU? Treaty rights and the Withdrawal Agreement (this includes a discussion about derivative right holders and Surinder Singh provisions)
  • Requirements (eligibility, suitability, valid application)
  • Application process
  • Rights, restrictions and conditions of leave
  • Challenging a decision
  • British citizenship
  • Right to work checks and the ‘hostile environment’

ILPA returns with its Annual Seminar on the Free Movement of EEA Nationals. This years topics include the EU Settlement Scheme, EU case law after EU Exit, social security coordination, EU national workers after EU Exit and Citizen’s rights in the Brexit negotiations. A must for all practitioners working with EEA nationals and their family members during this period of uncertainty.

Chair: Elspeth Guild, Kingsley Napley Solicitors and Queen Mary University

Panelists:

Luke Piper, Solicitor at South West Law and the3million

Meghan Vozila, Senior Associate Solicitor at Ganguin Samartin

Nicholas Rollason, Partner and Head of Department (Immigration) at Kinglsey Napley Solicitors

Adrian Berry, Barrister at Garden Court Chambers and Chair of Trustees at ILPA

Desmond Rutledge, Barrister at Garden Court Chambers

Nicole Masri, Senior Legal Officer, Rights of Women

Professor Bernard Ryan, University of Leicester

Eva Doerr, Pupil Barrister at Lamb Building

Rowena Moffatt, Barrister at Doughty Street Chambers

Hazar El-Chamaa, Partner, Penningtons Cooper Manches

Jessica Evans, Solicitor, Coram Children’s Legal Centre

Tutor: Eva Doerr, Lamb Building and Leonie Hirst, Hirst Chambers 

The course will cover key legal provisions for EEA/Swiss nationals in the UK by the specified date (the end of EEA free movement in the UK), their family members and employers, including problematic areas of the EU Settlement Scheme and common pitfalls. The aim is to provide practitioners with the tools to advise clients on their immigration status and options in light of Brexit and the practicalities of applying for immigration permission under the EU Settlement Scheme. The focus will lie on highlighting problematic and uncertain areas and common pitfalls.

ILPA returns with its Annual Seminar on the Free Movement of EEA Nationals for the 10th year running. This will be the last year that we will hold this conference as a state still participating in the free movement system.

However, this is not the end of free movement rights for EU, British citizens and their third country national family members in the UK. Under the Withdrawal Agreement extensive protection of rights has been agreed. Already, in some of the UK secondary legislation which has been circulated in draft there are questions about the correct application of the Withdrawal Agreement commitments.

Undoubtedly there will be challenges before the national courts, and so, the case-law of the Court of Justice will continue to be important. In this conference we will be addressing all of these issues with experts, both national and EU, to understand the in-coming regime for EU nationals in the UK and how it is intended to work.

A must for all practitioners working with EEA nationals and their family members during this period of uncertainty as we near the end of the transition period.

09:45 – 10:00 Registration

10:00 – 10:05 Chair’s Welcome
Jonathan Kingham, Lexis Nexis and ILPA European Working Group Co-convenor

10:05 – 10:45 Citizens’ rights in the Withdrawal Agreement – views from Brussels
Michal Meduna, Policy Officer at European Commission

10:45 – 11:15 Session 1: Irish Nationals, Northern Ireland and Dual Nationality
Bernard Ryan, University of Leicester and Una Boyd, CAJ

11:15 – 11:30 Break

11:30 – 12:15 Session 2: Family members, derived rights and retained rights
Luke Piper, the3million, Nisa Tanin, Coram Children’s Legal Centre and Charles Bishop, Pupil at Landmark Chambers and former Legal and Parliamentary Officer at ILPA

12:15 – 12:45 Session 3: Position of people with late applications, vulnerable applicants, and benefits
Simon Cox, Doughty Street Chambers and Nicole Masri, Rights of Women

12:45 – 13:30 Session 4: Excess absences and frontier workers and other issues
Eva Doerr, Lamb Building, Alison Hunter, Wesley Gryk Solicitors and Joanna Hunt, Lewis Silkin

13:30 – 14:15 Lunch

14:15 – 14:45 Session 5: Suitability and Expulsion
Leonie Hirst, Doughty Street Chambers

14:45 – 15:15 Session 6: The Position of EU case law after Brexit, and case law update
Bojana Asanovic, Lamb Building

15:15 – 15:30 Break

15:30 – 16:30 Session 7: Overarching EU institutional structure for post Brexit – what will remain of EU law?
Elspeth Guild, Kingsley Napley and Queen Mary University and Adrian Berry, Garden Court Chambers

16:30 End

EU Settlement Scheme Update

I found the trainers to be excellent – they had a great pace, were very knowledgeable, patient and extremely clear and thorough.

Introduction to the EU Settlement Scheme

The training was fantastic, so much practical knowledge and top tips! I will be recommending the training to all my colleagues and friends.