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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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” 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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Article 50: understanding the legal architecture around Brexit

30 June 2016

The withdrawal process, rather than being a straightforward process of exit, raises complicated legal and political issues. For now the UK remains a member of the EU. Last Thursday’s referendum is not a formal, legally binding trigger for a UK exit. Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty is the only legal route to withdrawal and […]

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BREXIT – where next?

28 June 2016

The outcome of last Thursday’s referendum on the UK’s membership of the European Union has sent shock waves through the UK, EU institutions, EU countries and the financial markets. It has also precipitated a leadership crisis in both of the major political parties. All of these developments were easily predictable. But the next stages are […]

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