Are you ready?
At 11 pm 31 January 2020 the UK left the European Union (‘Brexit Day’). There is however still a lot to talk about, and months of negotiations will follow.
While the UK has agreed the terms of its EU departure, both sides still need to decide what their future relationship will look like.
This will be worked out during the transition period (which some prefer to call the implementation period), which began immediately after Brexit Day and which is due to end on 31 December 2020. Any agreement on our future relationship will have to be ratified by the EU27.
During this transition period, the UK will continue to follow all of the EU’s rules and its trading relationship will remain the same. It is therefore too early to know what the repercussions will be, but it is certain that there will be significant changes in the future.
This page provides you with materials to keep you informed and we are updating and adding to it regularly. Please do get in touch if you have any questions or concerns.
Implications of a no-deal Brexit
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WHAT DOES THE NEW VERSION OF BREXIT MEAN FOR WORKERS’ RIGHTS?
Short answer: Workers’ rights are not protected under the Withdrawal Agreement 2019, nor are they protected under the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill 2019-20. This is due to a combination… Read more →
FRUSTRATED BY BREXIT?
Brexit Immigration Service
The Wedlake Bell Brexit Immigration Service is designed as a comprehensive advice and support service for employers concerned about the immigration aspects of Brexit for their current employees and its… Read more →
An Uncertain Future? UK Immigration Policy: Brexit and Beyond
As the Brexit clock counts down, this session will guide you through the immigration consequences of exiting the EU and look at the future of UK immigration policy for both… Read more →
Inheritance Tax Review – Private Client Hub
Private Client Hub originally published the article on 17 October 2018 The Office of Tax Simplification (“OTS“) published a consultation on inheritance tax (“IHT“) in April 2018 and we are… Read more →
The Christmas Cheer is Over – Rise in Bankruptcies
“Personal insolvencies hit 7 year high” was the headline but reflects just the start. Personal insolvencies have been creeping up since the end of the last financial crisis – they… Read more →
Are you ready? Brexit is going to impact on our laws. It is too early to know what the repercussions will be but it is certain that there will be… Read more →
EU Nationals in the UK – Deal or no deal
As United Kingdom residents watch the political machinations surrounding Brexit with a mixture of fascination and horror, EU nationals living in the UK and their employers may well feel that… Read more →
Julia Jackson’s article is published in International Client – January 2019
The article was originally published by International Client, January 2019. Immigration post-Brexit As we move into 2019, the question of freedom of movement (FoM) rights for EU nationals in the… Read more →
Budget 2018: Brexit
LNB News 29/10/2018 102. The government has allocated an additional £500m of funding for its preparation for the UK’s exit from the EU. This funding aims to help departments manage… Read more →
Brexit, EU nationals and no deal
The first applications from EU nationals wanting to stay in the UK after Brexit were submitted to the Home Office on 28th August. The date marks the start of the… Read more →
Brexit: Challenges and choices for UK wealth, alternative investment firms
First published by WealthBriefing on 5 June 2018 Rosalyn Breedy considers the opportunities and problems that Brexit brings for UK wealth and investment managers, in an article written for WealthBriefing:… Read more →
The implications of Brexit for international private investors and UK wealth management need to be considered from two perspectives:
International private investors – how do we ensure that the UK remains an attractive destination for businesses, family offices and high net worth individuals to invest and do business? And,… Read more →
Brexit and making a will for your EU assets
Traditionally, if you had assets in an EU country, it was generally recommended to take legal advice in that country on making a Will there. However, this all changed on… Read more →
Frequently Asked Questions on Brexit for employers of EU citizens
In this article Julia Jackson explores some of the key issues employers of EU citizens face now, during the transition phase following the EU departure date, and thereafter. Q: What… Read more →
Brexit: Challenges and choices for UK wealth, alternative investment firms
The opportunities and problems thrown up by Brexit for wealth managers are many. This article considers the terrain. The Brexit process is – at least at first sight – anything… Read more →
Before and beyond Brexit, the UK financial sector prepares for MiFID II
While Brexit negotiations continue, behind other closed doors in the City of London, strategy teams are working on plans for various post-Brexit scenarios. How will the UK retain top talent? … Read more →
Brexit impacts – lifecycle of a property development Brexit is going to impact on our laws. It is too early to know what the impacts will be but it is… Read more →
Brexit: solving the housing crisis?
The latest government proposals for housing and planning are easier said than done. Courtesy of Boris Johnson, we now know that Brexit will solve all our problems, including even the… Read more →
General Election, Brexit and economic outlook for the UK
Wedlake Bell is delighted to host a seminar with guest speaker Anthony Hilton on 13 September. The Financial Editor of the Evening Standard will share his views and provide his… Read more →
References to the European Court and Brexit
Before a UK court makes a reference to the Court of Justice of the European Communities (ECJ) for guidance it will usually hear the substantive case beforehand. One of the… Read more →
Brexit negotiations: cart before horse?
There has been much attention over the bank holiday weekend about what allegedly happened on the evening of 26 April when the British PM, Theresa May met with Jean Claude-Juncker… Read more →
Tracking the progress of the Brexit Bill
Wedlake Bell head of commercial litigation David Golten unpacks the first major blow for the Government’s Brexit Bill. In the first defeat for the government on its draft Brexit legislation,… Read more →
Supreme Court decision on serving the Article 50 notice: What does it mean and is it a harbinger of what Brexit negotiations will be like?
By majority of 8 to 3 the Supreme Court (SC) has held that the Government does not have the power, under our unwritten constitution, to serve Article 50 Notice to… Read more →
Contractor insolvency in the Brexit climate
In the economic and political uncertainty following the Brexit referendum, there has been huge speculation about the impact on the UK’s construction industry. Immediately following the vote we saw housebuilder… Read more →
Security Think Tank: EU data security principles apply, regardless of Brexit
What are the pros and cons of Brexit for information security professionals and data protection? To read the full article, first published in Computer Weekly on 1 August 2016, please… Read more →
Brexit Won’t Dent London’s Status As World’s “Divorce Capital”
Will London’s status as a favoured place for international couples to get divorced change because the UK has voted to leave the European Union? To read the full article by… Read more →
The Brexit vote – What to do?
Wherever you sit on BREXIT – whether as scheme sponsors or trustees – in the current turmoil well informed decisions are key. The Court expects employers and trustees to take… Read more →
Brexit – Implications for international private investors and UK wealth management
Following the recent Leave vote, many businesses will no doubt be left bewildered as to the likely short-term and long-term effects that Brexit will have on UK data protection law,… Read more →
Brexit – Implications for employees
This article outlines the possible implications on employment rights if and when the UK leaves the EU. Employment legislation A number of key employment rights derive from EU legislation, in… Read more →
Brexit – Impact on company and commercial law
To be very clear, whilst at this stage the Brexit referendum vote had had a seismic political impact, its contractual effect remains very limited: at this juncture. However, the vote… Read more →
Brexit – A guide to what happens next
On 23 June 2016 the UK voted in a referendum to leave the European Union. While non-binding, the new government has said that the Brexit vote will be given effect.… Read more →
Brexit – Implications for pension schemes
Much of EU source UK pensions law is sensible and at most should need minor adjustment. Broadly speaking the following areas are in this category (but see below re GMPs… Read more →
Brexit – Implications for commercial litigation
Those ancillary parts of the contractual documentation, often considered to be of lesser importance, will now be front and centre of a number of commercial disputes. Businesses should take steps… Read more →
How does Brexit affect your assets in the EU?
Camilla Wallace examines how UK citizens can best protect their European holiday homes following Brexit. The unexpected result in the Brexit Referendum has led to much uncertainty. How long will… Read more →
Brexit – A short guide to what happens next
This note deals with the operation of Article 50 of The Treaty of the European Union (also known as The Lisbon Treaty) and the complexities involved in unravelling EU law… Read more →
Possible post-Brexit models for engaging with the EU
A lot has been written about the economic effects of Brexit, much of it contradictory – for example: The 100 “worst” EU derived regulations are consistently said to cost the… Read more →
“Brexit” and UK employment law – What are the implications?
On Thursday, 23rd June 2016, the public will determine whether the United Kingdom (‘UK’) remains in the European Union (‘EU’). A lot has been written and said by the ‘Brexit’… Read more →
Legal view: What a Brexit could mean for data protection and UK businesses
To read the full article please click here. The article was first published on V3.co.uk on 22 April 2016.