Heading for a Hard Brexit? Thoughts for the Facilities Management Outsourcing sector

Heading for a Hard Brexit? Thoughts for the Facilities Management Outsourcing sector

25 June 2019

It is the last week of June 2019. The UK referendum took place three years ago in June 2016. In March the following year, Prime Minister May wrote to Donald Tusk triggering the Article 50 process and the UK looked set to leave the EU on 29 March 2019. The date was enshrined in law by the European Union (Withdrawal Act) 2018, then hastily amended by statutory instrument when the UK didn’t Brexit at the end of March. The EU27 subsequently agreed to the UK’s extension requests, first to 12 April, then to 31 October 2019 although if the UK and the EU were to ratify the Withdrawal Agreement...

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Frustrated by Brexit?

Frustrated by Brexit?

19 March 2019

Whatever your views on Brexit and whether the UK should leave or remain and on what terms, Brexit seems a source of frustration for many people.  The question that the court had to decide was: can a contract be frustrated because of Brexit? 

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Irish Backstop and Unilateral Withdrawal

Irish Backstop and Unilateral Withdrawal

14 March 2019

Last night an arcane legal issue floated to the surface amid chaotic political scenes in the House of Commons. Corporate partner Charles Proctor provides an overview in his latest blog post.

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Brexit – “No deal”, no bread, no drugs, no treat-ies

Brexit – “No deal”, no bread, no drugs, no treat-ies

5 February 2019

Much of the law regulating family arrangements, Children Orders, Financial Orders, and indeed Divorces themselves are contained within EU law. If that ceases to apply it is important to consider, that urgent steps may need to be taken, or at least considered prior to the exit day.

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Time to send the family wealth on a foreign holiday?

Time to send the family wealth on a foreign holiday?

22 January 2019

Taking your family wealth on a foreign holiday always sounds more glamorous than staying at home and doing a bit of housekeeping. Helena Luckhurst, Private Wealth Partner at Fladgate, encourages you to think about your assets.

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Will Brexit affect the validity of a contractual English law clause?

7 December 2018

Alexander Wildschütz’s post considers the impact that Brexit may have on the validity of a contractual English law clause.

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“No-deal Brexit: civil and commercial cooperation” guidance published by the Law Society

7 December 2018

Last month the Law Society published guidance for solicitors, concerning civil and commercial cooperation between the UK and EU member states in the event of a “no deal” Brexit.

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Brexit and Data Protection

6 December 2018

In amongst all the uncertainties of Brexit, the good (or bad, depending on your outlook) news is that GDPR will definitely still apply in UK, as part of our domestic law, for the foreseeable future, whatever happens.

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From our base in London, we help our clients to realise their goals, close deals, and protect and preserve their assets.

Our Brexit team specialises in providing clear, straightforward and objective advice on what an exit may mean for you.  We advise a wide range of corporate, institutional and private clients and recognise that the issues are not the same for every business or individual.  We will ensure that our legal advice is tailored to your particular needs.

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