Article 50 extension until 31 October 2019 agreed

The UK and the EU have formally agreed to extend Article 50 until 31 October 2019 11.00pm GMT during the Special European Council Summit held on 11 April 2019. The extension period may end at an earlier date, if a… Read more

Webinar available – The Brexit endgame

In today's webinar, Tom Henderson, Senior Associate and member of our core Brexit team, was joined by Oliver Lewis, Director at Hanbury Strategy, to discuss the latest political developments and the likely next steps. As one of the leaders of… Read more

Upcoming webinar – The Brexit endgame?

At the time of organising this webinar and following the defeat of the negotiated Withdrawal Agreement for a third time and the House of Commons' inability to agree an alternative way forward by way of indicative votes, Theresa May and… Read more

“No deal” more off the table again (for now)

Last night (21 March 2019), the European Council agreed to offer the UK an extension until 22 May 2019, if the UK Parliament passes the "Meaningful Vote 3.0" in relation to the Withdrawal Agreement next week. If the vote fails… Read more

“No deal” back on the table

The Prime Minister has now officially requested an extension of the Brexit deadline to 30 June 2019 to enable her to bring the negotiated withdrawal deal (the legally binding Withdrawal Agreement and the Political Declaration on future relations) back to Parliament for a third ‘Meaningful Vote’. … Read more

WHAT NEEDS TO HAPPEN FOR THE UK TO EXIT THE EU?

The Prime Minister has now officially requested an extension of the Brexit deadline to 30 June 2019 to enable her to bring the negotiated withdrawal deal (the legally binding Withdrawal Agreement and the Political Declaration on future relations) back to Parliament for… Read more

Countdown to Brexit – three key votes

With just 15 days to go until Brexit, this week's events in the UK Parliament may well be crucial in setting the future direction for the UK's relationship with the EU.  To try to make sense of the ongoing political… Read more

11 weeks to Brexit: updated Brexit Legal Guide

Without an intervening event, the UK will withdraw from the EU at 11pm on 29 March 2019.   Otherwise much remains unknown. The negotiated withdrawal deal comprising a legally binding Withdrawal Agreement and non-binding Political Declaration is facing significant opposition in… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

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… Read more

Brexit, deal or no deal: a litigator’s perspective

The post below was first published on our Litigation blog Over the past couple of weeks, the government has published the final text of the draft Withdrawal Agreement setting out the arrangements for the UK’s withdrawal from the EU on 29 March… Read more

Brexit Final Political Declaration: Nothing [new] to see here?

On financial services, the final political declaration contains essentially the same three points as in last week's outline political declaration (the implications of which were discussed in our blog post of 15 November, available here), although there is some limited… Read more