Brexit negotiations ready to move to next phase

Following agreement reached in the early hours today on the Irish border issue, the negotiators have agreed that sufficient progress has now been made on the first phase of the negotiations in order to move on to the next phase which will cover preliminary and preparatory discussions on the framework for a future relationship. The … Read more

The Brexit negotiations – the view from Brussels on developments in October

The Brexit debate often looks different viewed from Brussels rather than from London. It is however important for businesses to also keep in mind the Brussels perspective and therefore we publish a monthly view from our Brussels office on recent developments and the state of the negotiations. In this second issue of ‘The view from … Read more

The Brexit negotiations – the view from Brussels on developments in September

The Brexit debate often looks different when viewed from Brussels rather than from London. That Brussels perspective however is important for businesses to keep in mind and therefore we publish a monthly view from our Brussels office on recent developments and the state of the negotiations. This first monthly update looks at issues arising from … Read more

UK Government releases new papers ahead of third round negotiations

Today the UK Government released two new position papers. The first paper outlines the UK’s proposals for the regulation of goods to ensure the availability of goods at the date of withdrawal, to avoid a potential cliff edge situation. This paper focuses on four key principles: Goods placed on the Single Market before exit should … Read more

EXITING THE EU – THE DIE IS CAST

On Wednesday 29 March 2017 the UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, gave notice under Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union (TEU) ("Article 50") of the UK’s intention to leave the EU. This means, almost certainly, that two years from now the UK will leave the European Union, some 46 years after becoming a … Read more

SUPREME COURT RULES APPROVAL OF PARLIAMENT NEEDED TO TRIGGER ARTICLE 50

The post below was first published on our Litigation blog In a landmark constitutional law ruling, the Supreme Court today held (by a majority of 8 to 3) that the UK Government cannot trigger Article 50 of the Treaty on the European Union without an Act of Parliament authorising it to do so: R (Miller) v Secretary … Read more