Prepare for a bumpy Brexit ride and to be ignored

Prepare for a bumpy Brexit ride and to be ignored

For months I’ve refrained from adding to the reams of pointless Brexit commentary given that until developments develop, not much can reasonably be said. But now article 50 has been triggered, there is a little more to work with.

Actually, I could have taken a break from banging on about King & Wood Mallesons a little earlier since by January it was clear that the UK government was tilting towards a hard Brexit and the UK losing access to the single market.

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The blueprint – clients and advisers scramble as the UK kicks off Brexit

The blueprint – clients and advisers scramble as the UK kicks off Brexit

While the outcomes are far from clear, Legal Business asks how advisers and clients can best tackle Brexit

 

‘There are known knowns… There are known unknowns… but there are also unknown unknowns.’

 

Former US Secretary of State for Defence, Donald Rumsfeld, took a lot of flak when he famously uttered these words in 2002, used with regard to weapons of mass destruction in Iraq. Today, they would not sound out of place coming from a lawyer speculating on the impact of Brexit.

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‘Not a smooth process’: The legal profession opines on the Brexit negotiations to come

‘Not a smooth process’: The legal profession opines on the Brexit negotiations to come

City lawyers have voiced their concerns as today (29 March) prime minister Theresa May has started the process of triggering article 50, launching a complex two-year negotiation before Britain leaves the EU in 2019. Continue reading “‘Not a smooth process’: The legal profession opines on the Brexit negotiations to come”

Mishcon’s claimants succeed as Supreme Court rules an Act of Parliament is required to trigger Brexit

Mishcon’s claimants succeed as Supreme Court rules an Act of Parliament is required to trigger Brexit

The Supreme Court has ruled that the UK cannot leave the EU without parliamentary approval, in a decision which means there will be a debate in the House of Commons to determine how Article 50 can be triggered. Continue reading “Mishcon’s claimants succeed as Supreme Court rules an Act of Parliament is required to trigger Brexit”

‘Getting to grips with the detail’: City partners cautiously optimistic over May’s Brexit speech

Top City lawyers have reacted positively to Theresa May’s landmark speech on the UK’s future relationship with the EU which said the UK would leave the single market and take back control of its borders. Continue reading “‘Getting to grips with the detail’: City partners cautiously optimistic over May’s Brexit speech”