Also speaking at the event, Kim Vowden, of Kingsley Napley, touched on the uncertainty that large groups of European Union citizens face in Britain.
Vowden described what will happen to EU citizens rights in case the U.K. government and Brussels do strike a deal. ”In theory, based on three key questions, [EU citizens that are already here] should get so-called settled status."
Vowden pointed out that the settled status costs around 65 pounds, and for those that already hold permanent residency, the scheme is free.
"Under Home Office standards, an absolute bargain," he said.
The reason the Home Office is making the procedure fairly straightforward "is not because it is trying to be friendly," Vowden stressed.
, but simply because it "involves millions and millions of people, [so the Home Office] wants to make it as automated and simple as possible."
Ultimately, Irish citizens may be the true winners of Brexit, Vowden said
"They get the best of both worlds. They are automatically considered to be settled here [in the U.K.], while they continue to be EU citizens," he concluded.