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Brexit – what you need to know

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On 23 June 2016, the UK voted to leave the European Union. This decision marks the first step in a long process of change. We’ve created our dedicated Brexit hub - our legal experts will continue to post regular updates on the latest developments, focusing on what practical steps you can take to minimise risk now and also on potential areas of risk for the future – helping you to navigate new challenges and explore new opportunities that lie ahead. You can tailor the content below to suit your needs by using the categories on the right hand side to filter content based on your sector or service interest.

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The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill – the effect of increased ministerial powers

The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (‘the Bill’) is the legislative measure designed to end the supremacy of European Union (‘EU’) law in the UK by repealing the European Communities Act 1972 (‘the 1972 Act’) and to provide certainty in the UK's legislative framework after its withdrawal from the EU.

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Exploring the legal effects of Brexit for French companies

The negotiations with the European Union (EU) regarding their future relationship are likely to be firm.

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How will Brexit affect businesses from an immigration perspective?

As we await the trigger of Article 50, we have rounded up some questions from our clients and aim to answer these in this article.

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Special conservation zones to protect marine life

The statutory conservation agencies in the UK have launched a public consultation on proposals for five Special Areas of Conservation.

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The implications of Brexit on data protection 

The EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is expected to come into force in EU Member States on 25 May 2018.

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The vote to leave – potential implications for the public sector

We are taking a considerable interest in how Brexit will affect our public sector clients and have been looking at how different options could have different outcomes for the sector.

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High Court ruling that Parliament must vote to trigger Article 50 - what does this mean for Brexit?

Rarely do rulings of the administrative court receive the level of press interest that the Miller/Santos judgment handed down on 3 November 2016 has.

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How will cross border mergers change now Brexit is a reality

If the UK ceases to be an EEA member state, references to ‘EEA member states’ in the legislation of other EU members will cease to include the UK, meaning this type of merger will no longer be possible.

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Real estate implications of Brexit

EU law has very little (if any) direct impact on national property law.

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Brexit the opportunities and challenges facing retailers practical steps you should be taking now

Retailers already reeling from the effects of the National Living Wage, gender pay gap reporting and with huge rises in business rates on the horizon are now facing radical uncertainty as a result of the UK's decision to leave the EU.

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