As the political landscape on Brexit changes on a daily basis, we are committed to ensuring our clients receive up-to-date information so there is no negative impact on their ability to continue employing EEA staff in the UK.

We are delighted to be joined by a senior policy official from the Home Office, to discuss the new UK immigration system following Brexit. We will feature sessions on EU Brexit Strategy Planning for UK nationals working and living in EU countries, and an overview of the current Irish immigration regime.


We invite you to Newland Chase, 12th Floor, 1 Angel Court, London, EC2R 7HJ. Further details shall be sent nearer the time.

Agenda: (subject to change)

09.00-09.30: Registration and breakfast

09.30-10.00: Brexit: the current legal climate and settled status applications, hosted by Darren Faife and Tony Butterworth

10.00-10.30: British workers in the EU: business strategy planning, hosted by Marc Smith and Mehibe Hill

10.30-10.45: Refreshment break

10.45-11.15: An overview of the Irish immigration system to include the position of UK nationals in Ireland post-Brexit, hosted by Jane Pilkington

11.15-11.45: The new UK immigration system, hosted by the Home Office


Please RSVP by Monday 22 April with your full name, job title, company name, email address, and phone number. Kindly advise of any dietary requirements.

Spaces are limited and will be reserved on a first come, first served basis.

We hope you can join us for what will be an invaluable morning session.

Our Presenters:

Tony_Butterworth_web_sqNewland Chase’s UK Managing Directors, Tony Butterworth and Darren Faife combine to bring you more than 40 years’ experience and insight into the law and processes of UK immigration. Tony served a seven-year tenure as Executive Officer in the UK government’s Home Office before leaving to pursue his now twenty-year career supporting companies and individuals navigate the complexities of UK immigration.

Darren_Faife_web_sqLikewise, Darren has supported UK and multinational corporations in their foreign workforce needs for more than 20 years. Frequent expert speakers at international industry and professional events, both are highly sought-after strategic advisors on corporate immigration and workforce planning for the UK’s most successful companies – from the largest multinationals to entrepreneurial start-ups in virtually every industry sector.


As Managing Director of Ireland, Jane Pilkington leads Newland Chase’s client management and service delivery in Ireland. Prior to joining the company, Jane was a partner in one of Ireland’s leading law firms, where she specialized in corporate immigration and commercial litigation and led the firm’s business immigration practice. A lawyer for almost 20 years, she is a widely recognized expert on Irish Business Immigration. Her clients include many of the world’s largest multinational corporations operating in Ireland. Jane is a graduate of the Law School of the Law Society of Ireland and University College Dublin with a Bachelors in Political Science and Philosophy.

Mehibe Hill lowsqMehibe Hill is Newland Chase's Strategic Services Manager and is responsible to scope and develop service offerings to meet client needs; design effective and high-quality implementation of services; and support the business with training of the new service lines. Prior to joining the company, Mehibe has ten years of change management experience running large complex projects in FTSE 100 companies including compliance implementation of Posted Worker Notifications. 

Marc Smith1_sqMarc Smith, Counsel [Global Immigration] EMEA, advises UK and multinational corporations on their corporate immigration and mobility strategies for employees in the United Kingdom and European Union, ensuring compliance with UK and EU law. A lawyer by training, with more than two decades’ experience in consulting and providing legal services to corporations, Marc excels at international law, immigration law, and legal and business policy analysis.