DELAY TO IDD START DATE/GUIDANCE ON UK APPROACH TO BREXIT

The post below was first published on our Insurance blog Delay to IDD start date The EU Commission published draft legislation today (in the form of a proposed Directive and a proposed Delegated Regulation) to delay the IDD start date to 1 October 2018.  It has agreed to requests for a delay made by the European … Read more

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

UK: BREXIT NEGOTIATORS AGREE SUFFICIENT PROGRESS MADE ON RIGHTS OF EU CITIZENS IN UK

The post below was first published on our Employment blog The rights of EU citizens is one of the three issues on which sufficient progress was required before the Brexit negotiations with the EU could move onto Britain’s future relationship.  The Joint Report of the negotiators issued in early December confirms that the Government is willing to … Read more

Brexit and Africa

As the UK calls time on its 44 year membership of the EU, repercussions are felt further afield. African countries which currently access the EU via the UK, such as Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa, or have the UK as their main end market within the EU will be exposed when the UK ceases … Read more

UK Supreme Court confirms the limited scope of state and diplomatic immunity from employment claims: Benkharbouche and Reyes

The post below was first published on our PIL blog In two judgments handed down on 18 October 2017, the Supreme Court (the “Court”) has allowed certain employment claims made by foreign nationals employed as domestic workers at the embassies of foreign states and a diplomat’s residence to proceed despite claims of immunity. The judgments consider … Read more