Brexit Blog

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22 February 2019

Brexit uncertainty pervades Competition and Markets Authority Annual Plan 2019-20

The current uncertainty surrounding the terms of the UK’s Withdrawal from the EU, forces the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) to admit that it had anticipated that  “the path ahead would be clearer” when preparing to publish the Annual Plan for 2019-20. “Whilst clarity is no doubt approaching, important details around the timing and nature of the UK’s exit from the EU remain unresolved.

Maya Silva

7 February 2019

Designs for a better future – is immigration the key to preserving the UK’s post-Brexit architecture sector?

The Royal Institute for British Architects (RIBA) have published a recent study outlining that the end of free movement post-Brexit could potentially jeopardise the UK’s £4.8 billion architecture sector as nearly half of EU architects have considered leaving.  However recent changes have been set in motion to help mitigate this by helping to attract new and upcoming talent in the sector.

Royce Clemente

25 January 2019

No deal Brexit and financial crime: proposed regulations published

The next in this series of our “no deal Brexit” blogs looks at the implications for measures tackling proceeds of crime. As politicians continue to wrangle over the future, one of the latest technical regulations designed to prepare for a no deal Brexit has been published – that which relates to policing and criminal justice - The Law Enforcement and Security (Amendment) (EU exit) Regulations 2019 (the Regulations).

Jonathan Grimes

23 January 2019

No deal Brexit: what this would mean for extradition?

Given the current parliamentary turmoil, Whitehall is proceeding at pace with a multitude of regulations, guidance and policies to prepare for a “no deal” Brexit – the consequence of leaving the EU on 29 March 2019 with no transitional arrangement in place or the prospect of a future relationship secured.  A large number of statutory instruments are being prepared that introduce regulations to “address failures of retained EU law to operate effectively or address other legislative deficiencies arising from the UK’s withdrawal from the EU." This will provide “legal and operational certainty” – so we are told.

Rebecca Niblock

21 January 2019

Brexit and the race to divorce courts

As 29 March 2019 approaches and the prospect of a ‘No Deal’ Brexit looms, an increasing number of European clients living in England are asking if they should issue divorce proceedings in England now to try and secure the English jurisdiction before Brexit. We have seen this trend since the Referendum on 23 June 2016.

Charlotte Bradley

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