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The only certainty with Brexit at the moment, appears to be that there will continue to be uncertainty

The approach in the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill remains the only conceivable way that the UK can both manage to leave the EU and have a working legislative framework on 30 March 2019 by simultaneously repealing the European Communities Act 1972 and incorporating the large body of EU law on which the legal system depends. … Continue Reading

Meeting with the Migration Advisory Committee − Your Opportunity to Shape Post-Brexit EEA Immigration Policy

Following our request in August for interested organisations’ views and evidence in response to a call for evidence by the Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) on post-Brexit EEA immigration policy, we are pleased to invite you to meet with representatives of the MAC in our London and Birmingham offices.… Continue Reading

UK Government Sets Out Its Position on UK-EU Data Flows

The UK Government has released a position paper, “The exchange and protection of personal data: A future partnership paper” as part of the ongoing Brexit negotiations. This is one of many papers released by the UK Government last week but is a high priority for both the UK and the EU given the importance of … Continue Reading

Government Unveils Post-Brexit Customs Paper

More than a year has passed since the UK voted to withdraw from the European Union without much clarity ever given to businesses on what the terms of the intra-EU trade with the remaining EU27 would look like post-March 2019.  This has led to many of our clients planning for the worst possible option, i.e. … Continue Reading

The UK’s Proposals for EU Citizens – Some Clarity But More Questions

The government yesterday published its Rights of EU Citizens in the UK Policy Paper Factsheet for workers and employers together with detailed proposals setting out its offer to EU nationals currently resident in the UK and those proposing to enter for the purpose of residency, pre-Brexit. Although there is a fair amount of detail to … Continue Reading

Minority Report

It is fair to say, this is not the result that many were expecting. Theresa May’s Conservatives, who anticipated an increased number of seats throughout the General Election campaign, find themselves the largest party in Parliament, but without an overall majority. At the time of writing, it appears that the Conservatives have struck a non-formal deal … Continue Reading

Brexit – Squaring the Circle and involving the European Court of Justice

Clash of Philosophies There is a potentially irreconcilable clash of constitutional philosophies between the UK and the EU which results in certain “no go” areas on the EU side for the forthcoming Brexit negotiations. Perspective of the EU27 The EU27’s approach is driven by the perception that the European Union is not merely representative of … Continue Reading

General Election 2017

The Prime Minister of the UK has unexpectedly announced that she intends to hold a General Election on 8 June. Theresa May had repeatedly denied that she had intended to do so. She announced that she had changed her mind “recently and reluctantly” because “the country is coming together but Westminster is not”. Triggering a … Continue Reading
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