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With Brexit scheduled for 29 March 2019, there will be both long and short term legal implications for UK and international businesses.

Although nothing is going to change overnight, the referendum vote for the UK to leave the EU presents a host of more immediate questions around your workforce, intellectual property, data and commercial contracts, amongst other areas.

Our most recent thoughts and updates on the development of Brexit can be found below in the Related Items section.

Brexit and immigration – key steps to help you and your EU workforce prepare

From late 2018, EU nationals already in the UK will have to register and apply for settled status if they have been in the UK for five years. The Government also intends to end free movement of workers from the EU by 2021. Here are some points that every UK employer of overseas nationals ought to be aware to proactively manage these issues and protect your business.

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As we learn more about the challenges ahead for our clients, contacts and their industries, we will add to this series of updates.

We look forward to hearing from you should you have any questions or concerns relating to 'Brexit'.


Related items

James Davies comments for The Times: No-deal Brexit advice ‘useless’

20 September 2018

In an article for The Times, James Davies discusses the contingency plans businesses are making to move operations out of the UK, to avoid a hard Brexit.

Geraint Lloyd-Taylor writes for LexisNexis: Brexit: deal or no deal—how will it impact the advertising and marketing sector?

07 September 2018

In an article for LexisNexis, Geraint Lloyd-Taylor looks at the legal implications of Brexit for the advertising and marketing sector under the withdrawal agreement scenario and no deal scenario.

Science and technology committee calls for free movement of skilled workers

31 July 2018

To some of us, science has an ethereal power. It creates and changes the rules rather than simply being bound by then. So it comes as no surprise that the science and technology committee has suggested free movement of scientists (and all skilled workers) to the UK. Albeit for only 180 days.

Colin Leckey comments for HR Grapevine: Will Brexit have an impact on UK women's employment rights?

30 July 2018

In an article for HR Grapevine, Colin Leckey comments on the Equality and Human Rights Commission stating that women in the UK risk losing equality protections, including employment rights, as a result of Brexit.

Brexit part 3 - this time it’s temporary

27 July 2018

While nothing in British politics should surprise us any more, the timing of the Government’s latest White Paper on Brexit – unveiled the day before Parliament broke up for the summer – seems to have caught out many MPs as well as the media.

Where might the Government’s Brexit White Paper lead us?

17 July 2018

Although massively contentious, the Government’s White Paper proposals on the relationship between the UK and the EU post-Brexit add some flesh to the bones of what future interrelation between the two entities might look like. What are the key points for employment lawyers?

Free trade and controlling free movement - can the UK and the EU square the circle (18 months on)?

05 July 2018

The Brexit rollercoaster continues to rattle along as we hurtle towards 29 March 2019, the projected date for the UK to leave the EU.

The EU (Withdrawal) Act - what does it mean for employment law?

27 June 2018

That’s it - we’re leaving. You can Remoan all you want to, but yesterday was a momentous milestone in the history of Brexit with the EU Withdrawal Bill receiving Royal Assent and becoming the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018.

Andrew Osborne comments for the International Bar Association: Supporting the workforce through Brexit

02 May 2018

In an article for the International Bar Association, Andrew Osborne discusses the negative impact Brexit will have on retaining and recruiting staff from the EU.

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