The UK left the EU at 11pm (UK time) on 31 January 2020, and the transition period came to an end on 31 December 2020. The Trade and Cooperation Agreement reached on Christmas Eve 2020 sets out the shape of the ongoing future relationship between the UK and the EU and provides some degree of certainty for UK businesses.
You can find our latest insight into the some of the impacts and actions to take in relation to the UK’s department from the EU below. We are regularly reviewing the situation and will update this page to reflect the latest information and changes you need to be aware of.
Whether by leveraging our existing experience, or through in-depth training, our multidisciplinary team will be able to work with you to protect and enhance your most important assets beyond Brexit.
We also have a useful international Brexit guide for employers which has been produced by our Ius Laboris Brexit taskforce. The guide explores what Brexit means for UK and EU employers in terms of employment, business travel, residence, frontier workers and work status. The international Brexit hub also includes insights and updates on the latest Brexit developments from around the globe.
Jurisdiction Challenges29 October 2021
Where a claim is litigated can be very important. This inbrief provides you with a guide on how to challenge the jurisdiction of the English courts if a claim is started here. We also highlight the steps that can be taken in England if a claim is commenced elsewhere, even though you believe it should be litigated or arbitrated in England.
Key immigration action points for HR in the second half of 202126 July 2021
The post-Brexit grace period came to an end on 1 July 2021. Free movement has been replaced in the UK by the domestic immigration system, including the new Points-Based Immigration System (PBIS).
Can EU nationals continue frontier working post-Brexit? Joanna Hunt writes for HR magazine20 May 2021
As the dust from Brexit has settled, attention has turned to what this means for cross-border workers in the UK.
Some important pointers about EU Settlement Scheme-related deadlines05 May 2021
The main EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS) deadline is looming on 30 June 2021, however there are other deadlines and considerations that applicants and their employers may not be aware of.
Posting employees to the EU, EEA or Switzerland? Don’t forget the social security position15 February 2021
In a welcome move last week, the EU notified the UK that all EU countries will apply the “detached workers” exception to UK employees who are temporarily seconded to work in the EU. Similarly the UK will apply the detached workers exception for EU employees who are temporarily seconded to work in the UK. This article reviews the latest position.
BREXIT has happened – what does it mean for company law and M&A transactions?11 February 2021
Although the UK left the EU on 31 January 2020, under the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020, the UK continued in most respects to be treated as if it were still part of the EU until 31 December 2020. This transition period has now ended and the full effects of the changes in UK law and regulation now apply.
What does the Brexit trade deal mean for employment law?30 December 2020
Boris Johnson was quick to proclaim Christmas Eve’s agreement on the future UK-EU relationship, just a week before the end of the Brexit transition period. We assess what implications the deal might have for employment law.
What the Brexit deal means for IP29 December 2020
When the Brexit ‘transition period’ ends at 11pm on 31st December 2020, it will have some significant implications for IP rights-holders across trade marks, designs, copyright and domain names.