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Brexit - At a time of uncertainty, we provide practical insight on what it means for you, your family and your business.

As the situation regarding Brexit continues to develop, please note that the content provided on these pages is correct at the time of publication and is subject to change and does not constitute legal or other professional advice.

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The vote in favour of the UK leaving the European Union on 23 June 2016 triggering 'Brexit', has created uncertainty and given rise to a lot of unanswered questions.  As the draft withdrawal agreement wasn’t approved by the House of Commons by 29 March 2019, as it currently stands the UK will leave the EU on 31 October 2019.
 

Practical guidance on the legal implications of Brexit

We have compiled some practical guidance from our experts on the legal implications of Brexit and to answer some of these questions you may be asking about your position now and in the months and years to come, including steps that you can be taking to provide certainty in these uncertain times. 

Some frequently asked questions on Brexit

 

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Brexit and EU citizens in the UK

A simple chart showing what will happen to EU citizens living in the UK if there's a deal or if there's no deal. September 2019

Brexit - What EU citizens living in the UK need to know

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Brexit and UK citizens in the EU

A simple chart showing what will happen to UK citizens living in the EU if there's a deal or if there's no deal. October 2019

Brexit immigration podcast - a view from Europe

We chat to immigration specialists in Spain, Germany, France and Italy on what British citizens in those countries should be doing now. August/September 2019

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No-deal Brexit policy update provides some relief for employers and EU citizens

5 September 2019

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The EU Settlement Scheme - a guide for EU citizens living in the UK

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Brexit: business anxiety over freedom of movement U-turn

20 August 2019

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Handle with care: why it’s time to treat EU nationals responsibly

30 August 2019

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Glitches in the EU Settlement Scheme

5 August 2019

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The suspension of parliament increases legal scrutiny of Brexit – and possibly a public inquiry?

29 August 2019

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Kingsley Napley's immigration team sponsors Financial and Professional Services Post-Brexit Immigration Briefing

9 May 2019

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Post-Brexit data sharing with EU regulators is key for FCA policing market abuse

1 February 2019

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No-deal Brexit: transitional arrangements for EEA nationals arriving after 29 March 2019

29 January 2019

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No deal Brexit: what this would mean for extradition?

23 January 2019

Rebecca Niblock blogs

EU Settlement Scheme - what you need to know

November 2018 - In this podcast Gillian Brownlee and Felicity Woof discuss the new EU Settlement Scheme which at the time of recording (in November 2018) is due to go live on 30 March 2019.

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'Playing by their own rules?' - Brexit blog series

Our Public Law team blogs about secondary legislation and Brexit.

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Mutual trust remains until we leave: notification of intention to leave the EU not an exceptional circumstance

19 September 2018

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No-deal Brexit and the impact on patient safety

20 September 2018

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Divorced, beheaded, scrutinised? SIs and Henry VIII powers under review

31 August 2018

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Brexit: "It was not this that I promised to do"

14 August 2018

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Brexit and the European Arrest Warrant (EAW): at least now we know what we don’t know

9 August 2018

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Could Brexit send Geraint Thomas into a spin?

30 July 2018 - Hanging over this year’s Tour de France, at least for this British cycling fan, was the realisation that this is probably the last Tour pre-Brexit, and so there is an additional level of uncertainty about what the 2019 post-Brexit edition will look like.

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Holiday home/Retirement planning: will Brexit wreck it?

16 July 2018 - A question you may ponder as you relax on that sunlounger in the weeks ahead is whether you need to review your arrangements for any EU based property in light of Brexit.

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Brexit and practising rights for lawyers

9 July 2018 - Two Solicitor friends of mine recently asked me to sign their applications to register with the Law Society of Ireland. I asked them if they were thinking of moving.

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#Brexit: Further clarification on the rights of EU citizens living in the UK: https://bit.ly/2LY0QtA

18 June 2018

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Blackberries, Baking and Brexit

11 July 2018

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A change of course? Pondering the future of golf in Brexit Britain

29 March 2018 - As avid golfers focus their attention on the US Masters in Augusta Georgia next month, many at the 19th Hole will be pondering the impact of Brexit on their beloved game.

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Post-Brexit language testing for EEA qualified healthcare professionals

22 March 2018 - The House of Commons Library published a Briefing Paper on 7 March 2018 outlining the language testing requirements imposed upon healthcare professionals who qualified outside of the UK.

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Brexit & Horse Racing

5 March 2018 - The UK is home to a myriad of sports employing foreign nationals and receiving investments from overseas companies. Learn how Brexit will impact horse racing and all who are part of it.

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Brexit & Motor Racing

21 March 2018 - The UK is home to a myriad of sports employing foreign nationals and receiving investments from overseas companies. Learn how Brexit will impact motor racing and all who are part of it.

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UK-EU security cooperation post #Brexit - ringing the alarm bell! | Part II of a two-part guest blog by EU Criminal Law expert Dr Debbie Sayers | #CriminalLaw http://ow.ly/bO0b30jwHfa

17 April 2018

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Kim provides the facts! #stayorgo

19 March 2018

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Beyond #Brexit: new anti-money laundering regime agreed

10 July 2018 - No sooner are we one year into the new regime under the Money Laundering Regulations 2017 than a further EU instrument has been adopted.

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What Brexit means for EU employees living in the UK and their families

27 June 2016

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Brexit - What EU citizens living in the UK need to know

In December 2017 the UK and the EU reached an agreement in principle on the rights of EU citizens living in the UK. What should EU citizens who have made the UK their home now be doing?

Brexit - What British citizens living in the EU need to know

What rights will British citizens living in the EU have in the event of a no-deal Brexit?

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News

Charlotte Bradley and Stacey Nevin write for International Comparative Legal Guide to: Family Law 2020

Boris Johnson’s court victory is good news for remainers and leavers - Stephen Parkinson writes for The Spectator

Adam Lambert discusses the rights of EU workers post-Brexit in HR Magazine

Brexit ‘will slow bribery policing’ - Louise Hodges quoted in The Times

Post-Brexit data sharing with EU regulators is key for FCA policing market abuse

Brexit legal advice: your questions answered - Stephen Parkinson quoted in The Times

Immigration update: Brexit – what is the position for EU nationals in the event of a no-deal Brexit?

Government releases plans for family law in the event of a “no-deal” Brexit - Stacey Nevin comments in Family Law

Charlotte Bradley and Stacey Nevin write for International Comparative Legal Guide to: Family Law 2019

Immigration update: Brexit - EU Settlement Scheme toolkit for employers

Immigration update: Brexit – further details of the EU Settlement Scheme announced

Brexit: Further clarification on the rights of EU citizens living in the UK

Brexit - UK government concedes on EU migrants' residency rights during Brexit transition (part 2)

Phase 1 citizens' rights alert

FT Brexit Unspun Podcast - Katie Newbury gives her views

Migration Advisory Consultation survey - Kingsley Napley's call for evidence

UK tries to put EU nationals off applying for residency

Trust is hard to earn, easy to lose among EU citizens in the UK

Brexit’s impact on family justice

How employers can support EU employees in the run-up to Brexit

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Blogs

Cross-border criminal justice post-Brexit – Operation Yellowhammer

When politics and law collide: The prorogation judicial reviews

“WhatsApp” with Dominic Grieve’s motion for Brexit communications?

The suspension of parliament increases legal scrutiny of Brexit – and possibly a public inquiry?

Glitches in the EU Settlement Scheme

Fighting financial crime post Brexit: what next?

Brexit – take back control over your immigration status

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

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

No deal Brexit and financial crime: proposed regulations published

No deal Brexit: what this would mean for extradition?

Brexit and the race to divorce courts

Brexit Update: EU-US Privacy Shield

GDPR for the UK: Brexit and international transfers of personal data

How will a no-deal Brexit affect cross-border mergers?

Pigs in blankets shortage - how Brexit is threatening to ruin Christmas lunch

Judicial review and secondary legislation: What power does the court have to fix broken legislation?

GDPR and Brexit: the draft withdrawal agreement and data transfers from the EU

#Brexit Withdrawal Agreement: transitional arrangements for the European Arrest Warrant

Global Britain: The Future of UK Sanctions Policy

How does secondary legislation come into force? The enactment of secondary legislation and the impact on subsequent litigation

No-deal Brexit and the impact on patient safety

What is secondary legislation and why do we have it?

Kingsley Napley considers statutory instruments and Brexit

Divorced, beheaded, scrutinised? SIs and Henry VIII powers under review

Brexit: "It was not this that I promised to do"

Brexit and the EAW: at least now we know what we don’t know

Could Brexit send Geraint Thomas into a spin?

Holiday home/Retirement planning: will Brexit wreck it?

Beyond #Brexit: new anti-money laundering regime agreed

Brexit and practising rights for lawyers

Guest blog: Brexit and police and judicial cooperation: it’s time “to speak the truth”

Serious and organised crime threats to the UK: 2018 and beyond

Guest blog: UK-EU security cooperation post Brexit: are we running out of time?

Brexit: Immigration issues for EU nationals in the UK to consider

Anti-Money Laundering: will new EU regime impact the UK?

UK-EU security cooperation post Brexit (Part II) - ringing the alarm bell!

UK-EU security cooperation after Brexit (Part I) - approaching the cliff edge

A change of course? Pondering the future of golf in Brexit Britain

Post-Brexit language testing for EEA qualified healthcare professionals

Brexit et domicile : ressortissants européens – exercez votre choix avant que le gouvernement ne le fasse à votre place

Brexit: Does it signify a crash for Formula 1?

Brexit: Tackling the issues of EU withdrawal

Irish ruling on Polish extradition request has potentially far-reaching consequences for EAW scheme

Brexit and domicile: EU nationals - exercise your choice before the government does it for you

US expats in the UK: The price of divorce has just increased

Brexit: A racing uncertainty

Bringing cryptocurrencies in from the cold

GDPR & Brexit: Data transfers from the EU and the UK’s new status as a “third country”

Brexit: whisper it quietly, but I think we might actually be back in business...

Brexit: what employers and their employees need to know

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