Welcome to Berkeley Solicitors

We are a niche legal practice firm offering specialized expertise in the areas of Irish and EU Immigration Law.

The firm was started in October 2016 by Karen Berkeley after she had gained twelve years experience working in the areas of asylum and immigration law.  Berkeley Solicitors provides extensive legal services to clients from start to finish of the immigration process in Ireland. We understand the immigration process is often complicated and stressful for our clients. We carefully listen to our clients wishes, and their aspirations for our service. We provide straightforward and practical advice. We work respectfully with the government authorities on our client’s behalf. We aim to facilitate the best resolution for our clients as efficiently as possible.

We believe that our expertise in the immigration law area will benefit clients who are looking for a professional, experienced and efficient legal representation at competitive costs.

The Immigration Blog

ACQUIRING IRISH CITIZENSHIP FOR NON EEA RESIDENTS IN NORTHERN IRELAND

The UK’s impending departure from the EU causes concern to the majority of residents in Northern Ireland who voted against Brexit in the referendum. Consequently, our office is receiving increased queries from persons resident in Northern Ireland seeking advices on acquiring Irish citizenship. Under the terms of the Good Friday Agreement, persons born in Northern Ireland have the option of taking up British citizen, Irish citizenship, or both as dual citizens. The Irish Nationality and Citizenship Act 1956, as amended, governs the law in Ireland regarding Irish citizenship. Under this law. Irish citizenship can be acquired by birth, descent, and through the naturalisation process.

RIGHTS OF DUAL NATIONALS TO FAMILY REUNIFICATION IN EU TREATY RIGHTS LAW

Under EU law, EU citizens who are exercising their EU treaty rights by working or actively seeking employment in another EU country have the right to have their family members live with them. However, the position is much less clear for those with dual-nationality EU citizenship, when the EU citizen is living in the country of which they are a citizen. Regarding the position under Irish law, the INIS website states;

Welcome to Berkeley Solicitors

We are a niche legal practice firm offering specialized expertise in the areas of Irish and EU immigration law.

The firm was started in September 2016 by Karen Berkeley after she had gained twelve years experience working in the areas of asylum and immigration law.  Berkeley Solicitors provides extensive legal services to clients from start to finish of the immigration process in Ireland. We understand the immigration process is often complicated and stressful for our clients. We carefully listen to our clients wishes, and their aspirations for our service. We provide straightforward and practical advices. We work respectfully with the government authorities on our client’s behalf. We aim to facilitate the best resolution for our clients as efficiently as possible.

We believe that our expertise in the immigration law area will benefit clients who are looking for a professional, experienced and efficient legal representation at competitive costs.

The Immigration Blog

ACQUIRING IRISH CITIZENSHIP FOR NON EEA RESIDENTS IN NORTHERN IRELAND

The UK’s impending departure from the EU causes concern to the majority of residents in Northern Ireland who voted against Brexit in the referendum. Consequently, our office is receiving increased queries from persons resident in Northern Ireland seeking advices on acquiring Irish citizenship. Under the terms of the Good Friday Agreement, persons born in Northern Ireland have the option of taking up British citizen, Irish citizenship, or both as dual citizens. The Irish Nationality and Citizenship Act 1956, as amended, governs the law in Ireland regarding Irish citizenship. Under this law. Irish citizenship can be acquired by birth, descent, and through the naturalisation process.

RIGHTS OF DUAL NATIONALS TO FAMILY REUNIFICATION IN EU TREATY RIGHTS LAW

Under EU law, EU citizens who are exercising their EU treaty rights by working or actively seeking employment in another EU country have the right to have their family members live with them. However, the position is much less clear for those with dual-nationality EU citizenship, when the EU citizen is living in the country of which they are a citizen. Regarding the position under Irish law, the INIS website states;

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Our offices are located at 71 Amiens Street, Dublin 1