Following the referendum on 23 June, the UK has decided to leave the EU. This decision will impact upon UK policy and legislation, and may mean you have a number of questions surrounding how these changes will affect your business.

The changes will be implemented slowly, meaning that there is time for you to set a strategic way forward for your business.

The UK won’t officially leave the EU for two years as there will be a negotiation period after we’ve provided notice under the Treaty on European Union (sometimes known as the Maastricht Treaty). We understand that you might be uncertain on how your business will be impacted, so our lawyers are here to provide legal advice on issues such as:

  • Employment law
  • Immigration
  • Competition law
  • Regulation of financial services
  • Intellectual property
  • Data protection
  • Environment and climate change

Additionally, our business lawyers have provided answers to some frequently asked questions on this topic – see above for more details.

Brexit Checklist

While it's going to take some time to understand the full impact of the referendum result, there are a number of areas that businesses may want to start considering now. For help focusing on the areas that matter most, download and complete our Brexit checklist.

If you would like to find out more, please phone 0370 1500 100 or send our Referendum team an email with any questions.

Key Contacts

Our key contacts are all experts in their fields. Feel free to email or phone them to find out how we can help your business.


Brexit News

Our lawyers are regularly asked to provide expert insight, advice and analysis for the national media. Take a look at the stories below to see what we’re saying about Brexit.

Prime Minister Likely To Face Defeat In Lords Over Rights Of EU Citizens

01 / 03 / 17 Read More

Inflation Rises As UK Feels Effect Of Weak Pound Post-Brexit Vote

14 / 02 / 17 Read More

Research Reveals Attitudes Of Business Leaders Towards Brexit

07 / 02 / 17 Read More

Frequently Asked Questions

Will Britain Still Be Part Of The Transatlantic Trade And Investment Partnership?

The Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) is a trade agreement currently under negotiation between the EU and the United States... Read more

What Could Be The Commercial Market Impact To The UK Economy And Inward Investment?

It’s currently unclear what effect Brexit will have on the British economy. However, our lawyers can offer expert commercial advice... Read more

What Will Be The Impact On Trade Mark Law Now We Have Decided To Leave The EU?

UK businesses need to be aware that a number of changes could happen in relation to intellectual property (IP), as our current laws are largely driven by the EU... Read more

How Long Will Any Changes To The Law Take?

As Britain has decided to leave the EU, our laws in a number of areas will be changing. Despite this, there won’t be any immediate... Read more

I Have Existing EU Staff And Want To Recruit More – What Should I Do?

Now we’ve voted to leave the EU, the free movement of workers will certainly be affected. However, changes to legislation are likely to be gradual... Read more

What Will Brexit Mean For Data Protection Laws?

As with so many legal issues relating to Brexit the position relating to data protection is not entirely clear. Data protection in the UK is undergoing... Read more

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