Brexit articles

Read the latest collection of articles from our legal experts on the impact of Brexit.

> Brexit: the end of the beginning 
Political agreement has now been reached on the outline of a divorce settlement, after hard-fought negotiations ending in the early hours of 8 December.

> What can the life sciences sector expect from Brexit?
The UK has put life sciences front and centre in its Industrial Strategy, listing it as one of four sectors set to benefit from the first wave of sector deals. However, how can Brexit affect the sector?

> Brexit: the case for a transitional agreement
As Brexit negotiations with the EU continue, pressure on the Government grows to secure an early transitional agreement. But what would it look like, and what happens if we don’t get one?

> Brexit immigration FAQs for EEA nationals
This briefing addresses some of the key questions about the status of nationals of EEA countries residing in the UK following the Brexit vote.

> Eight key ingredients of the EU Withdrawal Bill 
Now that the EU Withdrawal Bill (formerly styled the “Great Repeal Bill”) has been published, we take a snapshot view of its main components.

> UK and EU some way apart over Brexit immigration deal
In this article we explain the gap between the UK and EU's opening positions and look at the practical implications for employers.

> Relief tinged with a considerable sense of apprehension as Brexit negotiations finally begin
Brexit negotiations have finally started - is a smooth transition possible? 

> Brexit: the next steps
Following the result of the June general election, how are the UK’s negotiations with the EU likely to unfold?

> An overview of the legal implications of Brexit for those involved in the agriculture industry
At the Sentry Farming Conference on 8 February, our joint head of food and agribusiness Michael Aubrey provided an overview of the legal implications of Brexit for those involved in the agriculture industry. 

> Brexit and innovative businesses
Triggering Article 50 has started the two-year process of negotiations that will end with a deal, an untidy departure or (maybe) an agreement to keep talking. Since our first analysis of what Brexit will mean for businesses we have learned more about what the UK intends to keep and discard. How are things looking now for innovative businesses?

> Football and Brexit – an update
There have been some new developments since the referendum in June. We have put together a short article outlining the key developments as they relate to immigration and specifically, footballers.

> How does Brexit impact upon governing law, jurisdiction and enforcement of commercial contracts?
Since the referendum vote, there has been a great degree of speculation over what impact Brexit will have on the English legal system.

> Brexit: what happens to VAT?
Brexit will have many tax implications but what about the UK’s current VAT system, given that VAT is an EU tax adopted by all member states, is governed by EU regulations and Directives and subject to the jurisdiction of the European Court of Justice.