European Union (Future Relationship) Act 2020 and commencement regulations

European Union (Future Relationship) Act 2020 and commencement regulations The European Union (Future Relationship) Act 2020 has been published, having been given Royal Assent on 30 December 2020. The Act implements the Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA), the Agreement on Nuclear Cooperation and the Agreement on Security Procedures for Exchanging and Protecting Classified Information, as … Read more

New year, new UK sanctions regime

The post below was first published on our FSR and Corporate Crime blog Upon the end of the Brexit transition period at 11pm on 31 December 2020, the UK ceased to implement EU sanctions. UK sanctions are now in force under the UK’s domestic sanctions regime, the framework for which is contained in the Sanctions … Read more

EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement – Implications for Mobility

In this blog post we look into the implications of the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement on mobility. In summary: UK nationals can visit the Schengen zone* for tourism or business purposes for up to 90 days in total in any 180 day period. This can be a single visit or a number of visits. … Read more

Initial commentary on the new Trade and Cooperation Agreement

On Christmas Eve, the UK and EU finalised the Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) that governs their future trading and security relationship and came into effect when the status quo transition ended at 11pm 31 December 2020. At 1259 pages, it is a complex deal that will take time for businesses, governments and authorities to … Read more

How far can UK courts depart from EU case law?

The UK will cease to be bound by EU law on 31 December 2020, when the transition period provided for in the Withdrawal Agreement between the EU and the UK comes to an end.  UK legislation calls the transition period the “implementation period” and identifies its end as “IP completion day”.   Read more

Countdown to 1 January webinars released

We have released our new series of Beyond Brexit webinars to assist preparedness in the countdown to 1 January 2021 whether there is a deal or not. Podcasts of these are also available. Read more


Today, we hosted a webinar with James McBride, Partner at Hanbury Strategy and colleagues Eric White, Consultant, and Paul Butcher, Brexit Director, to discuss the progress on the negotiations and the key considerations at this stage, including, amongst other things, the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland, the UK Internal Market Bill and state aid. We also … Read more