EU referendum results - the vote is to leave so what happens now?

Following the EU referendum results, with the majority vote for the UK to leave the EU, we will inevitably see changes in UK law.

This will not happen immediately, and EU law remains applicable until formally removed. We anticipate that in due course, the UK government will serve notice to leave the EU, under Article 50 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the European Union (TFEU), which will happen over a two-year process.

During this time, we will no doubt see changes in UK law in anticipation of the move, and in due course a transitional regime may emerge. This will depend on negotiations undertaken and the intended shape of the UK’s new relationship with the EU. 

Although the timescales for change mean that it is ‘business as usual’ for the foreseeable future, we will continue to look at developments. Keep an eye on our website and social media channels for Brexit-related articles and updates »

If you have any immediate questions, please do not hesitate to contact our EU Law experts »

This information is intended as a general discussion surrounding the topics covered and is for guidance purposes only. It does not constitute legal advice and should not be regarded as a substitute for taking legal advice. DWF is not responsible for any activity undertaken based on this information.

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