31 January 2020Will the GDPR still apply in the UK post-Brexit? The short answer is yes - once the UK exits the EU at 23:00 on 31 January 2020, all EU laws, including the GDPR, will automatically become part of UK domestic law due to the provisions of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018. As many GDPR provisions/EU references within the GDPR will not be relevant to the UK post-Brexit, the government issued legislation last year to make “necessary and appropriate changes to the GDPR and to the DPA 2018 so that the law continues to function effectively after the UK has left the EU” , namely...
25 June 2019
It is the last week of June 2019. The UK referendum took... Read more
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.Read more
7 December 2018
Alexander Wildschütz’s post considers the impact that Brexit may have on the validity of a contractual English law clause.Read more
While debate continues in Parliament as to deal with the current blockage around the UK’s Withdrawal Agreement, back in the “real” world, businesses need to plan for the various outcomes currently being left in the hands of the politicians.
In our post of yesterday (‘Brexit – A Legal Quagmire’), we noted that the Government had been held to be in contempt of Parliament in consequence of its refusal to publish the Brexit legal advice furnished by the Attorney General. As a result, the Department for Exiting the European Union published that advice at midday […]
On 26 April, the UK ratified the EU’s Unified Patent Court (UPC) agreement. Although much of intellectual property law and practice is already harmonised amongst EU member states, a UPC would set up a common patent court for the hearing of intellectual property cases, and the direct applicability of its rulings, across all EU member […]
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