Upcoming Webinar: Brexit after the Conservative leadership election

The results of the Conservative leadership election will be announced on 23 July 2019. Following this, a new Prime Minister is expected to be confirmed on 24 July 2019: shortly before Parliament’s expected summer recess on 25 July 2019. The two candidates remaining in the Conservative leadership race have extremely different views on how to … Read more

Judicial speeches on litigating financial disputes and Brexit

The Courts and Tribunals Judiciary has published two speeches on litigating financial disputes by Sir Geoffrey Vos, Chancellor of the High Court, and Sir Nicholas Hamblen, Lord Justice of Appeal. In his speech, Sir Geoffrey discusses the effect of Brexit on financial services disputes in London which he considers will not be as dramatic as … Read more

Upcoming webinar: Brexit after the European Parliament elections

At the time of sending this invitation, cross-party talks between the Conservatives and Labour remain in a deadlock with no sign of agreement being reached in time for ratification of a withdrawal deal before the forthcoming European Parliament elections. With this in mind, UK voters are going to be asked to cast votes for new … Read more

High Courts finds European Medicines Agency lease not frustrated by Brexit

The post below was first published on our Litigation blog Updated 8 July 2019: According to press reports, the European Medicines Agency will no longer be pursuing its appeal in this case, having settled the dispute following an agreement to sublet the Canary Wharf premises to Wework. The High Court has rejected an argument that … Read more

Delivering Brexit: Putting plans into practice

The news regarding the conditional agreement between the EU and UK on the terms of a 21 month transition period is welcome. However, as both sides have made clear: nothing is agreed until everything is agreed. We will only know at the end of the Article 50 process whether a cliff edge has been avoided. … Read more

The House of Commons Committee on Exiting the European Union publishes the analysis of the impact of three Brexit scenarios on the British economy

The House of Commons Committee on Exiting the European Union publishes the analysis of the Department for Exiting the EU on the impact of an EEA-type, FTA-type, and WTO Brexit scenarios on UK’s industries with a short sector narrative of the Chemicals, Financial Services, and Professional and Business Services industries. The Committee published the documents … Read more