UK Parliament Approves Withdrawal Agreement Bill

Both the House of Commons and House of Lords have now agreed on the text of the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill 2019-20 (“WAB”), the legislation required for the UK to implement into domestic law the Withdrawal Agreement. The House of Lords introduced five amendments to the WAB (which also included restrictions on: (a) the … Read more

Upcoming UK General Election – what does it mean for Brexit?

Both the House of Commons and House of Lords have voted in favour of the Early Parliamentary Election Bill scheduling a General Election for 12 December 2019. Parliament is now expected be dissolved at one minute past midnight on 6 November 2019 which will trigger the official start of the General Election campaign and the … Read more

UK and EU agree revised Brexit deal: What does it mean and what next?

At the EU Summit today, the UK Government and European Commission agreed a revised Brexit deal, reaching agreement on the key outstanding issue of the Irish backstop and revising the terms of the future relationship. The European Commission has asked the European Council to endorse the revised Withdrawal Agreement and revised Political Declaration on the … Read more

Implications of “No Deal” – an overview for business

While the risks of a no-deal Brexit on the 31 October 2019 have greatly diminished, a no-deal Brexit is still firmly on the table for that date or, perhaps more likely, a future date. Our updated Brexit Legal Guide addresses in detail the legal position if the UK leaves the EU with or without a … Read more