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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Brexit and planning for the unknown in IT

31 October 2017

As is beginning to become apparent, Brexit has wide-ranging consequences in many commercial and business areas. This is equally true in the sphere of data protection, where much of the applicable legislation has developed at an EU level. This is readily understandable, given (i) the wide-ranging technological advances that have occurred since the UK joined […]

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Seminar: Next Station Brexit – Mind the Gap

24 October 2017

3 November 2017 Wherever you stand on the issue itself, what happens (or doesn’t happen) on Brexit day will affect every business in the UK. Although some margins have come under pressure and some projects been shelved, the 250 Austrian subsidiaries in the UK have so far mostly adopted a “keep calm and carry on” […]

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Seminar: Building knowledge – three essential updates

23 October 2017

Tuesday 31 October 2017 The last six months have seen a tremendous period of change for construction. We are currently undergoing the largest review of health and safety legislation in the UK since 1945. At the same time, the Brexit “Great Repeal Bill” has been introduced to Parliament and its terms will significantly impact the […]

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Employment laws & Brexit

24 August 2017

There has been much speculation regarding which employment laws will be scrapped when Brexit finally takes place.  The truth is that it is much too early to give any clear guidance on this. However, it seems to us that many UK employment protections – such as legislation that prevents discrimination, rules regarding maternity and paternity […]

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Brexit – The Divorce Bill

7 July 2017

On 1 January 1973, the United Kingdom acceded to the treaties constituting the European Communities. Just over a year later, one of England’s greatest judges, Lord Denning, remarked that Community law “…is like an incoming tide. It flows into the estuaries and up the rivers. It cannot be held back…” The present state of EU/UK […]

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The new Prospectus Regulation

3 July 2017

The Prospectus Regulation (Regulation) was published in the EU Official Journal on 30 June 2017. This was the final step in a process, initiated in early 2015 by the EU Commission, of reviewing the existing prospectus regime with a view to helping smaller companies grow whilst at the same time protecting investors, as part of […]

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Seminar: Brexit – Planning for the Unknown

9 May 2017

Tuesday 9 May 2017 The UK Government finally delivered its Article 50 notice to the European Council on 29 March. The contents of that letter created much disagreement across the continent almost as soon as it was taken out of the envelope. The prospects for a harmonious two-year negotiation period are therefore rather slim. But […]

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Brexit: Take it or leave it?

20 February 2017

The contents of European treaties do not generally achieve public notoriety. But – after acrimonious parliamentary debates, Supreme Court challenges and yards of press coverage – everyone has now heard of Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty. As part of a deal to secure Parliamentary approval to trigger the EU withdrawal process under Article 50, […]

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“Brexit” means “Brexit”?

20 January 2017

On 17 January, the Prime Minister gave her long-awaited speech on the UK’s strategy for Brexit. It is fair to say that her comments received a mixed reception, both in the UK and the EU. The main point is that “soft” Brexit and continued UK membership of the single market are now definitely off the […]

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