Legal Business

The Last Word – Brexit


‘The idea that regulation is all from Brussels and the UK is deregulatory is a fantasy. That is just rubbish.’

James Palmer, Herbert Smith Freehills

In the wake of the shock 23 June referendum result on EU membership of the UK, we asked leading lawyers for their thoughts


Relationship counselling

‘The important thing we need to remember is that this vote doesn’t only change the UK’s relationship with the EU, it changes its relationship with the rest of the world as a lot of our trade deals are through the EU.

On a human level, we have a number of lawyers and business services people in the UK who will want to know what their position will be. I said: “You’re an important part of Linklaters, so don’t worry about it.”‘

Gideon Moore, managing partner, Linklaters