The issue of Brexit is still very much a moving feast, and while the government ‘Get Ready for Brexit’ website aims to help individuals and organisations – including charities – prepare, there is still much confusion from all sectors about what Brexit – in whatever form it may eventually take – will mean for them.
At the end of this month, the UK is set to leave the European Union. The Government still hopes for a deal but it remains to be seen whether an adequacy decision for the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) will form part of that deal. If it doesn’t, or if the UK exits with “no-deal,” the UK will be a third-country for the purposes of GDPR in the remaining EU member states and Iceland, Lichtenstein and Norway (the additional countries that along with the EU form the EEA).
It is fair to say, that businesses are still mostly uncertain about what impact Brexit will have on them.
On 9 April 2019, the General Affairs Council had opted the proposed regulation amending Council Regulation (EC) 539/2001.
In our experience (mainly covering South East, including London) we have not seen a massive Brexit impact. We have seen a few transactions fall through that can be directly linked to the uncertainty in the market pending Brexit.
We surveyed 140 businesses across the UK’s key sectors, including banking and finance, property and agriculture to gauge the current market sentiment ahead of the UK’s anticipated date of exiting the EU
The implications of Brexit for the disputes sector will be determined by whatever new arrangement the Government negotiates with the EU. Existing EU legislation will – in all probability – continue to form part of English law post Brexit and will remain in force until such point as they are replaced.
Leading South East law firm, Thomson Snell & Passmore hosted a Brexit Forum with over 60 regional businesses to discuss the impact on the region of Brexit.
The EU’s role in defining rights for workers was cited often in the run-up to the June referendum. It is natural therefore to query what change Brexit will bring to employment law. The Prime Minister has pledged that “workers’ legal rights will continue to be guaranteed in law”; this suggests that nothing is likely to change immediately. Adjustments may occur over time though.
Curious about how Brexit will affect your intellectual property (IP) rights after the UK leaves the EU? Here’s a high level summary of some key points to consider.
Since the June referendum there has been much speculation and hypothesis, but no-one is any the wiser as to how our economy and the commercial property sector will fare following Brexit. The latest twist in the tale is a ruling by the High Court that the Government has no legal right to trigger Article 50, setting course for exit from the European Union, without the approval of Parliament. The outcome of the Government’s appeal to the Supreme Court will not be known until January 2017. However the general consensus is that, even if the High Court’s decision is upheld, Parliament will not prevent Article 50 from being invoked, though it might demand concessions during negotiations with the EU.
When the news broke about Brexit on 24th June 2016, our expert lawyers each wrote a round up of the implications that could potentially you and your business.
Laura Keatley, senior associate from our commercial property team speaks to Kent Business and comments on whether property is still a great investment as share prices continue to fall as a result of Brexit.
Senior Partner, James Partridge speaks to the Times of Tunbridge Wells and describes the impact that the Leave vote will have on businesses and looks at five key areas including commercial contracts, dispute resolution, employment, commercial property and data protection.
Following the much awaited UK referendum outcome, we have been thinking about what a Leave vote could mean and, set out below, are articles with our first thoughts.
A large amount of the UK’s employment law comes from the EU, for example the Working Time Regulations, Agency Worker Regulations and rules on transfers of undertakings.
As a member of the EU the UK has to implement EU Directives in its own domestic law and court and tribunal judges have to interpret such laws in accordance with the objectives behind them and consistent with rulings by the European Court of Justice.
The decision to exit the European Union will undoubtedly give rise to a period of uncertainty for us all. A great deal has been written already about possible impacts and, in writing this short article, I have sought to highlight a few key areas that may warrant some immediate thought and possible action depending on your business sector, geography and markets.
The much awaited UK referendum outcome has been announced and the UK will leave the EU. But what are the implications for new and existing commercial contracts?
The UK’s current environmental laws are heavily influenced by EU law. Essentially they fall into two categories – those that have come into place as a result of directives (which then have to be implemented by UK legislation before they come into effect in the UK) and those which are contained in EU regulations (which have direct applicability and do not require UK legislation before they take effect). Examples of regulations are those applying to chemicals and fertilisers. Examples of directives are those applying to packaging waste and landfill.
We finally know the result of the Brexit referendum but what does that mean for the UK real estate market.
The content of UK competition law is not imposed or directed by EU legislation, but nonetheless closely mirrors the framework of the equivalent rules in the EU Treaty. However, a solution or replacement will need to be found for reliance on parallel application of current EU ‘block exemption’ regimes to provide legal certainty for large categories of beneficial or innocuous agreements, particularly in relation to e.g. ‘vertical’ agreements where policy on former ‘single market’ objectives such as the prohibition of absolute territorial protection may change.