Date: 08Jun 2016

The EU referendum vote on 23 June 2016 on whether or not the UK should remain in the EU will decide one of the most important questions in a generation. The speaker will outline broadly the history and structure of the European Union with a view to contextualising the recent discussion surrounding the proposed referendum regarding Britain’s exit from the EU. Drawing on this background and the voting rules governing the referendum, she will present a detailed discussion of the pros and cons of Britain voting to leave the EU and its implications for the Chinese community in Britain.

Christine Lee was born in HK and moved to the UK at the age of 11. She is Founder and Chairman of Christine Lee & Co Solicitors. She specialises in UK company law, EU and human rights law as well as immigration law, and is one of the most experienced lawyers of Chinese origin practising in the UK today. For more than 20 years, she has worked tirelessly to promote the rights of the Chinese community in the UK and their political representation. She set up the British Chinese Project in 2006, which is a not-for-profit organisation devoted to promote engagement and understanding between the British Chinese community and the wider UK society.