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Brexit implementation advice

Legal impacts for businesses

The UK left the EU on 31 January 2021 and has entered into a new trading partnership with the EU under the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement. New rules now apply on exports, tariffs, data and employing people from within the EU.

Our team and network of trusted advisors are on hand to help you understand the changes and ensure your business complies with the new rules.

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  • 09 February 2021
  • Brexit

Commercial Agency Regulations 1993 and Brexit

The Commercial Agency Regulations 1993 (Regulations) will continue to apply to agency relationships in the UK currently and decisions of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) will continue to bind the laws of England and Wales up and until 31 December.

  • 12 January 2021
  • Brexit

UK’s Post-Brexit immigration routes

The unified immigration system came into force in 2021, coinciding with the end of free movement. As the dust settles, many businesses have now begun to grapple with the consequences of the end of unrestricted mobility to the continent. In this article we look at the key immigration routes for 2021.

  • 11 December 2020
  • Brexit

Post Brexit: Frontier Worker permit applications are now open

The Government has now published detailed guidance on applying for a Frontier Worker permit following the end of the Brexit transition period. The scheme is open to Frontier Workers who have worked in the UK prior to 31 December 2020.

  • 24 November 2020
  • Brexit

Importers and exporters– what happens after Brexit?

The end of the transition period under the Withdrawal Agreement is timed at precisely 11pm on 31 December 2020. At that moment in time, a snapshot of all EU law in existence will be imported into UK law. The UK government will simultaneously regain legislative power to enact new law which changes and diverges from EU law.

  • 04 November 2020
  • Brexit

Companies Act and Brexit – practical considerations

UK companies need to review the impact of Brexit on their governance arrangements. Governance rules are principally found in the Companies Act 2006 which is part of UK domestic law. For the most part, leaving the EU will have little impact on the way UK limited companies are required to operate under this Act.

  • 03 November 2020
  • Brexit

Legal claims against UK importers of EU products to increase post Brexit

It’s not just tariffs that UK importers have to prepare for from 1 January 2021. They will also be taking on new liabilities for defective products imported from the EU which cause personal injury or damage to private property