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  • Science and technology committee calls for free movement of skilled workers

    31 July 2018

    To some of us, science has an ethereal power. It creates and changes the rules rather than simply being bound by then. So it comes as no surprise that the science and technology committee has suggested free movement of scientists (and all skilled workers) to the UK. Albeit for only 180 days.

  • Brexit part 3 - this time it’s temporary

    27 July 2018

    While nothing in British politics should surprise us any more, the timing of the Government’s latest White Paper on Brexit – unveiled the day before Parliament broke up for the summer – seems to have caught out many MPs as well as the media.

  • GDPR: 11 steps to take

    26 July 2018

    The data protection landscape has changed. The EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) came into force on 25 May 2018.

  • Where might the Government’s Brexit White Paper lead us?

    17 July 2018

    Although massively contentious, the Government’s White Paper proposals on the relationship between the UK and the EU post-Brexit add some flesh to the bones of what future interrelation between the two entities might look like. What are the key points for employment lawyers?

  • Free trade and controlling free movement - can the UK and the EU square the circle (18 months on)?

    05 July 2018

    The Brexit rollercoaster continues to rattle along as we hurtle towards 29 March 2019, the projected date for the UK to leave the EU.

  • The EU (Withdrawal) Act - what does it mean for employment law?

    27 June 2018

    That’s it - we’re leaving. You can Remoan all you want to, but yesterday was a momentous milestone in the history of Brexit with the EU Withdrawal Bill receiving Royal Assent and becoming the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018.

  • Contrôle des investissements étrangers au Royaume Uni

    20 June 2018

    Le Royaume Uni a l’un des régimes les moins restrictifs du monde en matière de contrôle des investissements étrangers. A la veille du Brexit et alors que les investissements étrangers reculent, ce régime va faire l’objet d’une transformation profonde.

  • Ask About...Retail, Fashion and Hospitality

    19 June 2018

    Many of our clients in the retail, fashion and hospitality sector face similar HR issues. Each month one of the members of our team will identify an issue, ask how you would deal with it and provide our advice. This month we asked Laura...

  • Have your say how you want us to deliver immigration services to individuals!

    11 June 2018

    As one of the leading firms for business immigration, one of our top priorities is understanding the implications of Brexit for EU workers. We now know that the 3 million EU nationals and their family members are going to have to start, later this year, to apply under a new immigration procedure for ‘settled status’. Many of them will not have come into contact with the UK visa system before and may understandably feel they would benefit from legal assistance with the process.

  • Irish abortion referendum produces toxic mix of politics and advertising

    23 May 2018

    On a recent trip to Dublin, what struck me most, was the sight of lampposts festooned with 2 or even 3 separate, competing ads 'for' and 'against' the repeal of the 8th Amendment of the Irish constitution, which bans abortion. The referendum on its repeal takes place this Friday (25th May) while the rest of the EU frets about GDPR implementation.

  • Fusions-Acquisitions de sociétés britanniques en 2017: quels enseignements pour les sociétés françaises?

    04 May 2018

    Selon l’Office for National Statistics, équivalent britannique de l’INSEE, le nombre d’acquisitions de sociétés britanniques reste élevé en 2017 au Royaume Uni en dépit – ou peut-être en raison - des incertitudes causées par le Brexit. La tendance est à la hausse.

  • Brands and IP newsnotes - issue 7

    23 April 2018

    Welcome to the 7th edition of our Brands & IP newsnotes put together to bring you the latest, and most interesting legal developments affecting intellectual property law. In this issue we cover; Nando’s taking legal action against ‘copycat’ restaurant, Fernando’s, Sky v SkyKick referred to CJEU, Brexit & IP, IP & trading names, luxury brand owners rights to prohibit reselling of their products through some internet platforms and Time’s up for Smartwatch appeal.

  • Brexit means BrexIP? (Brands & IP Newsnotes - issue 7)

    23 April 2018

    Struggling to keep up with Brexit? IP Newsnotes brings you the latest on the negotiations as they impact IP.

  • The half way point to Brexit: 12 months down, 12 months to go

    29 March 2018

    Today marks the one year anniversary since Article 50 was triggered on 29 March 2017. The last 12 months have seen a number of key developments. Following the end of the first stage of negotiations in Brussels, there is now an agreement in place for the rights of EU nationals and their family members living in the UK. Last week saw the announcement that the UK and EU have finally agreed a deal on the transition period.

  • Return of the MAC – Business makes the case for EEA migration

    28 March 2018

    There are clear signs that the government is prepared to listen to concerns from business about the impact of restricting EEA migration.

  • Latest Developments in the European Commission’s Draft Withdrawal Agreement – Trade Marks and Designs

    22 March 2018

    Since the Brexit result was first announced, there has been great deal of uncertainty for the UK (and wider EU) regarding the continuity of laws, policies, regulations and practices in relation to various facets of daily life. One of the major areas of uncertainty has been the continued protection to owners of EU registered Trade Marks and Designs.

  • Brexit priorities for HR with a year to go

    21 March 2018

    The United Kingdom will leave the European Union in just over a year’s time on 29 March 2019, in the absence of an agreement to defer the separation. It seems probable there will be a 21-month transitional period, during which EU laws will continue to apply and business will have time to adapt to a post-Brexit world.

  • Brexit: plus ça change…..

    20 March 2018

    Enfin une bonne nouvelle pour les entreprises dans le contexte déprimant du Brexit. Le Royaume Uni et l’Union Européenne ont (presque) finalisé les termes de l’accord de divorce et auraient trouvé un accord sur les termes d’une période de transition.

  • Michael Burd is quoted in The Law Society Gazette: Exit Wounds

    19 March 2018

    Michael Burd is quoted in the write up of the latest Gazette roundtable held last week.

  • Brexit and immigration – key steps to help you and your EU workforce prepare

    16 March 2018

    From late 2018, EU nationals already in the UK will have to register and apply for settled status if they have been in the UK for five years. The Government also intends to end free movement of workers from the EU by 2021. Are you and your workforce ready for these changes?

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