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Brexit

Following the Brexit vote in June last year, the UK confirmed it would leave the EU. This decision will have a significant impact upon policy and legislation, and could affect your business in a variety of ways.

When Article 50 was triggered in March 2017, the official process for exiting the EU began – it’s essential to start preparing now for the changes this could mean for you and your business.

Our lawyers are on hand to provide legal advice on key issues, including:

After we’ve provided notice under the Treaty on European Union (sometimes known as the Maastricht Treaty) there will be a negotiation period, during which the details of any new legislation and changes to regulations will be agreed. 

Until we formally withdraw from the EU, it’s hard to predict exactly what these changes will look like. However, it’s possible to know which areas of UK business are likely to be affected and anticipate what alterations to current legislation would mean for them. 

Independence from the EU could have an effect on all kinds of businesses of any size. It’s imperative that while the details of Brexit are being worked out, you use this time to set out a strategic way forward for your business.

Brexit Checklist

Our experts have put together this guide to help you prepare for the impact of Brexit on your business. To ensure you’re thinking about 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 Brexit team an email with any questions.

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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.

Cambridge Takes Top Spot In City Economic Growth League Table

17 / 07 / 17 Read More

Matthew Taylor Launches Report Into Modern Workplace Practices

11 / 07 / 17 Read More

'Settled Status' Proposals Announced By The Government

29 / 06 / 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

What Impact Will Brexit Have On Dispute Resolution?

If you’re negotiating a contract, you should think carefully about your dispute resolution and governing law clauses... Read more

What Will Happen To UK Employment Law Now We Have Chosen To Leave?

The UK will continue to be bound by EU laws until another agreement is reached or until the UK unilaterally withdraws from the EU... Read more

What Impact Does Brexit Have On The New EU Unitary Patent System?

The new EU Unitary Patent and Unified Patent Court system (not yet in force) will only apply to participating EU member states and so Brexit will... Read more

Could Brexit Void An Existing Commercial Contract?

Even though we’ve voted to leave the EU, this does not automatically make existing commercial contracts void. Any changes to legislation... Read more

How Will Businesses Be Affected By New Immigration Rules?

Many businesses are concerned about what will happen if the UK ultimately pulls up the drawbridge and imposes strict immigration controls... Read more

How Will Regulatory Law Be Affected Now That We Will Leave The EU?

Much of our economy is subject to regulation, and our most pervasive regulatory regimes are EU-driven. As a consequence, it’s likely that uncertainty... Read more

As A Business What Action Should We Be Taking With Our Key Trading Arrangements?

Although the direct impact of Brexit won’t come into force until after the negotiation period (which could be two years or longer) we advise businesses... Read more

Will M&A Activity Increase?

The uncertainty in the run up to the EU referendum vote has dragged levels of M&A activity down compared to last year and, although the outcome of the vote is now known... Read more