Adrian Berry#373

Adrian Berry

Adrian's practice spans a range of inter-related areas of public law concerning human rights and social welfare. His core areas of practice are: British nationality, EU citizenship and free movement, economic and student migration, international protection and asylum, general immigration law, homelessness and migrant welfare, child support, and social security and social assistance.

Adrian has contributed to a number of publications including: Fransman's British Nationality Law (3rd edition 2011), the JCWI Handbook 2006, Jackson and Warr's Immigration Law and Practice (2008) Blackstone's Guide to the Borders, Citizenship and Immigration Act 2009 (OUP 2010). He advised JCWI on government nationality proposals, and contributed to responses to government consultation papers and advised peers in the House of Lords for ILPA.

Adrian provides training courses in British nationality law, EU law, immigration law, community care law, migrant welfare law, housing law, social security law and immigration law. He has provided accredited training for the Academy of European Law, Garden Court Chambers, ILPA, HLPA, JCWI, Legal Action, law centres, and local authorities.

Adrian is chair of the Immigration Law Practitioners' Association.

Contributed to


What is the right of abode?
What is the right of abode?
Practice notes

This Practice Note provides an overview of the UK immigration status of the right of abode. It covers the historical background of the status, how a person may prove that they have a right of abode and how to challenge a refusal of an application for a confirmatory certificate or a decision to revoke the right of abode from a Commonwealth citizen who is not also a British citizen.

Who is a British citizen (automatic acquisition)?
Who is a British citizen (automatic acquisition)?
Practice notes

This Practice Note provides an overview of the situations in which a person who meets prescribed conditions will automatically acquire British citizenship by operation of law under the British Nationality Act 1981 (BNA 1981). Prescribed conditions exist relating to: children born in the UK or a qualifying territory to a British citizen, settled parent or member of the armed forces; foundlings; adopted children; children in respect of whom there is a parental order; children who are deemed British by descent; children born stateless in a British overseas territory.

Practice Area


  • Contributing Author


  • Administrative Law Bar Association
  • Housing Law Practitioners' Association
  • Immigration Law Practitioners' Association
  • Social Security Law Practitioners' Association
  • Haldane Society


  • M. Litt.
  • M.A.

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