Monthly Archives: December 2018

Employment law and migration on a deal/no-deal Brexit

The post below was first published on our Employment blog The last few weeks have seen a flurry of publications providing a slightly clearer picture of the employment and immigration consequences of a Brexit deal or no-deal.  In addition to the final … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN COMMISSION ANNOUNCES “NO DEAL” CONTINGENCY ACTION PLAN FOR FINANCIAL SERVICES

The European Commission has announced that it has started implementing its Brexit “no deal” Contingency Action Plan given the continuing uncertainty regarding ratification of the Withdrawal Agreement in the UK. This follows the Commission’s communication of 13 November 2018 which … Continue reading

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HOW WILL THE “MEANINGFUL VOTE” WORK?

There has been much discussion of whether the UK Government’s attempt to have the negotiated withdrawal deal (the legally binding Withdrawal Agreement and the Political Declaration on future relations) approved by the UK Parliament by way of “meaningful vote” will … Continue reading

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UK Government note clarifies “no deal” and data protection

The UK Government has published a “no deal” note to clarify how data protection law will work in the event that the UK leaves the EU without a deal. The note confirms that separate draft regulations and more detailed guidance … Continue reading

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Supreme Court rules on legislative framework for powers returning after Brexit and scope of Scottish Parliament’s legislative competence

SUMMARY The Supreme Court has handed down its decision on the UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Legal Continuity) (Scotland) Bill (“the Scottish Bill”), in a judgment which will have important implications for legislative powers returning from Brussels upon Brexit … Continue reading

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EUROPEAN COMMISSION ANNOUNCES “NO DEAL” CONTINGENCY ACTION PLAN

The European Commission has announced that it has started implementing its Brexit “no deal” Contingency Action Plan given the continuing uncertainty regarding ratification of the Withdrawal Agreement in the UK.  This follows the Commission’s communication of 13 November 2018 which … Continue reading

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Brexit – further statutory instruments for a ‘no-deal’ Brexit published

The Government continues to publish draft statutory instruments to make the changes to legislation required in the event of a hard Brexit, i.e. if the UK leaves on 29 March 2019 without a deal.

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CJEU UPHOLDS OPINION OF ADVOCATE GENERAL AND RULES THAT UK CAN UNILATERALLY CANCEL BREXIT BY REVOKING ARTICLE 50

The post below was first published on our PIL blog  In a landmark decision delivered on an accelerated timetable, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU“) has ruled that a Member State can unilaterally revoke its notice of intention to … Continue reading

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The View from Brussels – Comments on various “Plans B”

The negotiated withdrawal deal comprising a legally binding Withdrawal Agreement and a Political Declaration on future relations is facing significant opposition in the UK and is now unlikely to be submitted for parliamentary approval before January. The situation is confused … Continue reading

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BREXIT LEGAL GUIDE UPDATE: WITHDRAWAL AGREEMENT Q&A

With ongoing uncertainty regarding the UK Parliament’s acceptance or rejection of the Withdrawal Agreement and the Political Declaration on the future relationship between the UK and EU, both endorsed by the EU Council on 25 November 2018, we have updated … Continue reading

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