No preference for European migrants post-Brexit?

19 September 2018

Immigration partner Kelly Whiter discusses the release of the Migration Advisory Committee’s long awaited final report on EEA Migration in the UK.

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How will the disputes battleground change after Brexit?

12 September 2018

As the deadline of 11.00 p.m. on 29 March 2019 creeps up on us, we wait nervously to find out if we will get “no deal”, a “bad deal” or the elusive “good deal”. Whatever the outcome, English law will be in a state of flux after the withdrawal as the English courts and legislature […]

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Brexit: Some clarity on financial services

29 June 2018

Following the EU Withdrawal Bill officially becoming law, HM Treasury (HMT) published its approach to financial services legislation in the lead up to and immediately following Brexit. In coordination with that publication, the Bank of England and Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) also published their own statements providing further detail on their roles under the proposed […]

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European Unified Patent Court agreement ratified by the UK

11 May 2018

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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Recent developments and the implications for some aspects of construction law

18 April 2018

Introduction The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (informally known as the “Great Repeal Bill”) passed its third reading in the House of Commons on 17 January. While the bill has still to complete its passage through the House of Lords, it is unlikely to undergo significant further amendment. What impact will the bill, when enacted, have […]

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Are we running out of time to agree cross-border judicial cooperation post-Brexit?

26 February 2018

The answer, according to the European Parliament’s recent report on the impact of Brexit on freedom, security and justice, is “yes”. The report notes the wide-ranging implications for individuals and businesses with commercial or personal ties to the UK and any other EU member state who are facing uncertainty over cooperation between the UK and […]

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Brexit and family law – the painful divorce?

8 December 2017

Within the UK we have three distinct jurisdictions: England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland. Each has its own legal principles and jurisprudence in the field of family law (albeit with some commonality).  Put this against the background of approximately 3 million EU citizens living in the UK and approximately 1 million British citizens living […]

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Brexit for business

23 November 2017

The United Kingdom continues to be a member of the EU as well as the Common Market and the Customs Union. This situation will persist at least until the end of March 2019, i.e. the end of the two year negotiation period stipulated by Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon which governs the withdrawal […]

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Brexit – Einige praktische Hinweise

23 November 2017

Das Vereinigte Königreich ist weiterhin Mitglied der EU, des Gemeinsamen Marktes und der Zollunion. Dies wird mindestens bis Ende März 2019, dem Ende der zweijährigen Verhandlungsperiode gemäß Artikel 50 des Vertrag von Lissabon, unverändert bleiben. Von daher sind noch keine Änderungen am rechtlichen oder regulatorischen Rahmen für hier ansässige oder tätige Unternehmen eingetreten. Es ist […]

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Brexit – recent developments and the implications for some aspects of construction law

6 November 2017

The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (informally known as the “Great Repeal Bill”) passed its second reading on 11 September. The Committee stage is scheduled for 14-15 November, although it is still possible that political pressures will derail that timetable. What impact will the bill, if it completes its passage, have on construction law? It must […]

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