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Our Brexit team are here to help you understand the business impacts and advise you at each stage on what Brexit means for your business.

 

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Graeme Kirk

Graeme Kirk

Partner, Solicitor

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Paul Forsyth

Partner, Solicitor

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Brexit and beyond - Helping you navigate the unknown

Following intense negotiations, an agreement on the future of the EU-UK relationship was concluded end of December 2020.

Our expert, multi-disciplinary Brexit team continue to monitor developments and are here to help you at each stage on what Brexit means for your business. Below the team provide latest insights and practical guidance to support you:

BREXIT IMPACTS: COMMERCIAL CONTRACTS

Generally speaking, Brexit has had a limited impact on English contract law. However, the wider impact on obligations under contracts may be more significant along with parties’ bargaining positions, particularly in relation to tariffs, exchange rates and taxes.

Whilst not all contracts will be equally affected, we aim to set out some of the areas which businesses should consider in relation to their contracts.

THE IMPACT OF BREXIT ON IMMIGRATION LAW 

The new Points-Based System which came into effect on 1st January 2021 requires UK employers who wish to employ European nationals, who have not applied for Settled or Pre-Settled Status prior to 31st December 2020,  to obtain Sponsors Licences and Sponsorship Certificates to employ such individuals in exactly the same way as applies for all other foreign non-EU nationals at present.

THE IMPACT OF BREXIT ON EMPLOYMENT LAW

A significant proportion of the UK’s employment law comes from the EU, including discrimination rights, collective consultation obligations, transfer of undertakings regulations, family leave, working time regulations and duties to agency workers. Most EU-derived employment legislation remains applicable in the UK, unless and until altered by the government.

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