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Nov
24
2020

Brexit: Are your employees working from home abroad?
#Employment #UK Immigration #Brexit

Last month our article discussed the employment law implications to consider if your employees are working from abroad during the pandemic....

Nov
24
2020

Importers and exporters– what happens after Brexit?
#Dispute Resolution #Brexit

The end of the transition period under the Withdrawal Agreement is timed at precisely 11pm on 31 December 2020. At that moment in time, a snapshot of all EU law in existence will be imported into UK law. The UK government will simultaneously regain legislative power to enact new law which changes and diverges from EU law. ...

Nov
20
2020

Home Office publishes updated Sponsorship policy guidance
#Immigration #Brexit

The Home Office has now published their policy guidance for the new immigration system which goes live on 1 December 2020. The new policy guidance update covers the Skilled Worker and the Intra Company Transfer routes....

Nov
13
2020

Brexit stock-piling during a 'perfect storm' in the warehousing and logistics sector
#Real Estate #Brexit

With just 7 weeks to go until the end of the Brexit Transition period and no definite signs of a trade deal in sight, the warehousing and logistics sector is preparing for a period of disruption....

Nov
13
2020

UK Government still holding out hope for Lugano Convention membership post Brexit
#Dispute Resolution #Brexit

In a step that many will see as wishful thinking, the UK government laid new legislation before Parliament on 10 November 2020 which would see the UK remain a party to the Lugano Convention after 31 December 2020....

Nov
11
2020

Procurement thresholds post 31 December 2020
#Public Procurement #Brexit

The new Public Procurement (Amendment etc) (EU Exit) Regulations 2020 are currently working their way through Parliament and due to come into force at 11pm on 31 December 2020, the moment Brexit becomes a legal reality....

Nov
11
2020

How will Brexit affect existing tenders and public contracts?
#Public Procurement #Brexit

Whilst the EU and the UK may have set 11pm on 31 December 2020 as the date when the UK’s exit from the EU is complete, public tenders and the award of public contracts generally don’t work to such specific timetables....

Nov
10
2020

Public Procurement – What happens after Brexit?
#Public Procurement #Brexit

It seems a long time ago we were being told during the Brexit referendum that leaving the EU would save us £1.6 billion a year in procurement costs. Since then the UK has left the EU but still remains signed up to the EU procurement rules until 11pm on 31 December 2020. What happens next depends in part on the outcome of the EU/UK trade negotiations but also on the broader question of how the UK wants to run public procurement....

Nov
04
2020

Companies Act and Brexit – practical considerations
#Corporate #Brexit

UK companies need to review the impact of Brexit on their governance arrangements. Governance rules are principally found in the Companies Act 2006 which is part of UK domestic law. For the most part, leaving the EU will have little impact on the way UK limited companies are required to operate under this Act. ...

Nov
03
2020

Legal claims against UK importers of EU products to increase post Brexit
#Dispute Resolution #Brexit

It’s not just tariffs that UK importers have to prepare for from 1 January 2021. They will also be taking on new liabilities for defective products imported from the EU which cause personal injury or damage to private property...

Oct
30
2020

Skilled Worker route to replace Tier 2 immigration from December
#Immigration #Brexit

The new immigration rules were announced last week. While most of the changes will be applicable from January 2021, the Skilled Worker route will replace the current General Work visa (Tier 2) from 1 December 2020....

Oct
27
2020

Brexit and Construction – what’s the latest?
#Construction #Brexit

The UK left the European Union on 31 January 2020. It’s been close to business as normal during the transition period but this ends on 31 December 2020. At the time of writing the nature of the UK’s future relationship with the rest of Europe remains uncertain. However, even if some limited trade deals can be agreed by the end of the year, there are steps that UK contractors should be taking now:...

Oct
27
2020

Top Tips for Preparing for disputes with EU businesses post-Brexit
#Dispute Resolution #Brexit

Businesses rarely enter contracts intending or even expecting them to end in dispute. But that often happens. The wise approach is to prepare for the worst and hope it never happens....

Oct
23
2020

Resolving disputes with European businesses after Brexit
#Dispute Resolution #Brexit

Disputes between businesses from different countries tend to involve additional complications that don’t arise when the parties are based in the same country. There are a number of points to consider before bringing an international claim. Which country’s court should you sue in? Which country’s law applies to the dispute? How do you obtain evidence from overseas? Where and how can you enforce your judgment?...

Oct
23
2020

New immigration rules for the post-January 2021 system announced
#Immigration #Brexit

The new immigration rules for the Post-Brexit Immigration system have been laid before parliament today. These rules will govern the entry and exit of all non-UK nationals, including nationals of the EU from 1 January 2021....

Oct
20
2020

Importing EU Goods into the UK after 1 January 2021
#Dispute Resolution #Commercial #Brexit

Brexit is going to have significant effect on the trade of goods between the UK and the EU. If your business relies on goods imported from the EU, whether by you directly or through your supply chain, you need to take action to ensure that your supply is not disrupted....

Oct
12
2020

Important procurement announcement for International Trade
#Public Procurement #Brexit

In welcome news for UK businesses who bid for overseas government contracts, the UK government has negotiated for the UK to continue as a party to the WTO’s Government Procurement Agreement (GPA) from 1 January 2021 as an independent country....

Feb
19
2020

Ready or not, here change comes! How will your contracts change with the UK’s upcoming tariff regime and departure from the EU?
#Commercial #Corporate #Brexit #Transition Period #Trade tariffs #EU

On 6 February 2020, the UK Department for International Trade (DIT) launched a public consultation to begin shaping the country’s new independent global tariff policy following the UK’s departure from the EU. The upcoming regime will enter into force on 1 January 2021....

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