Skip to main content

BREXIT

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.

We have updated these pages to summarise, across our services, some of the impacts and actions to take in relation to the UK’s departure from the EU. We are reviewing these pages regularly, so do come back here to check out the latest, as it applies to you, on the UK’s journey until final implementation.

This page was last reviewed in January 2021.

Go to our service area pages on the right of this page for more information.

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 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.

Related items

Immigration Barriers

Key immigration action points for HR in the second half of 2021

26 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).

Business

Can EU nationals continue frontier working post-Brexit? Joanna Hunt writes for HR magazine

20 May 2021

As the dust from Brexit has settled, attention has turned to what this means for cross-border workers in the UK.

contracts

Some important pointers about EU Settlement Scheme-related deadlines

05 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.

UK Visa

Posting employees to the EU, EEA or Switzerland? Don’t forget the social security position

15 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

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 IP

29 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.

Artificial Intelligence AI

Brexit – what’s the deal with data?

29 December 2020

The EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (“the Deal”) is sparse on detail on data however crucially it does grant pseudo adequacy to the UK for a period of 4 months (which can be extended to 6 months) from 1 January 2021 to allow the European Commission more time to make its formal Adequacy Assessment under Article 45 GDPR.

Back To Top