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The government has announced that there will not be a Queen’s speech in 2018 and so the details of the legislation set out cover the next two years. Read more about the main employment law implications »
New exemptions to State aid now allowed, including aid to inland and maritime ports, and small regional airports. Read more »
Brexit is approaching. Managing Partner of DWF Germany, Michael Falter, will be joining well-known experts on politics, economy and law to discuss the economic consequences for trade in Great Britain. Read more »
The short answer is that it means the UK's formal timetable for leaving the EU has finally started, but not that there will be immediate changes in law or regulation. Formal service of Article 50 notice begins a timetable of negotiations, which after two years means that the member serving notice (the UK) will leave the EU and EU law (in the form of the EU Treaties) will cease to apply to it. Read more »
Successful exit negotiations are paramount to ensuring the UK's continued international standing in climate leadership and as a hub for low carbon innovation. Read more »
Theresa May's new blueprint for Brexit: what she said and what it means for business?
Our EU law experts take a look at the 12 key points from the Prime Minister's most recent speech on Brexit and consider what it means for businesses. Read more »
High Court rules that Brexit needs a vote in Parliament
The decision is subject to appeal (which wouldn’t be heard by the Supreme Court until December at the earliest), but we have set out a brief explanation of the issues raised in the case. Read more »
Brexit and the Implications for UK Competition Law
As the dust settles on the UK referendum, attention is turning to the areas of law that will be affected, including competition law. Read more »
One key aspect to consider when looking at the impact of Brexit on specific environment legislation is the role the EU and the UK have played in the development of specific environmental policies and legislation. Read more »
Brexit: the legal challenge and what happens next
The UK voted on 23 June to leave the European Union (EU). This is a hugely significant decision likely to have profound economic, political and legal consequences in due course. Read more »
"There are known knowns… there are known unknowns… But there are also unknown unknowns. There are things we do not know we don't know." In the aftermath of the UK's referendum vote to leave the European Union, Donald Rumsfeld’s infamous quote is more prescient than ever. Read more »
Brexit and the insurance sector
The UK referendum decision on Brexit has led the insurance industry into a period of uncertainty and as we look towards an exit from the EU it is inevitable that there will be ramifications. Read more »
The immediate consequence of exit from the EU would be the end of the UK’s membership of the EU Customs Union and common VAT rules. Read more »
Brexit and intellectual property - how will it affect your business?
As the impact of the momentous referendum decision to leave the European Union begins to sink in, businesses will need to review how they go about protecting their valuable intellectual property in this new landscape. Read more »
Brexit: the employment law implications
Whilst the reality is that the vast majority of existing employment laws originating from Europe will remain unchanged for some years to come, employers should continue to keep a close watch on political developments. Read more »
Impact of Brexit on retail and food industries
We look at some key areas where laws will need to be redrafted including food, cosmetics and some area of product liability, trading standards, environmental, medical devices and medicines regulation. Read more »
A Journey Without Maps - Brexit Implications for Hauliers
In this Warehousing Logistics International article from 5 July, Vikki Woodfine discusses some key issues as we move into unchartered territory. Read more »
What will the future of the UK’s public procurement regime resemble post-Brexit?
Assuming the UK does not continue with the EU procurement regime by the backdoor of the European Free Trade Area, it is difficult to imagine that the UK government will allow a free for all on procurement post-Brexit. Read more »
What next for the road transport industry?
As we exit the EU, we could well see stricter border controls and the expectation is that this will mean that the ability to cross the border into and out of the UK will be a slower process, thereby affecting the efficiency of transport operations. Read more »
What are the implications for UK consumer credit firms?
It remains to be seen whether conditions for accessing the single market will impose on the UK a requirement of equivalency in regulation, a consequence of Brexit being that we may still have its rules imposed upon us, with less opportunity to influence those rules. Read more »
What would Brexit mean for the Premier League?
The result of the EU referendum will likely have serious consequences on British football, particularly the Premier League, and could shape the future of Britain’s role in football globally. Read more »
Some “Brexiteers” have made claims about how EU State aid rules have prevented the UK from saving its steel sector, but would and indeed could a new UK State aid law afford to be radically different, and what might the consequences of such a difference be anyway?. View our infographic to understand the possible impact.