Brexit



Immediate decline in business confidence after Brexit vote

Business confidence fell following the UK’s vote for Brexit, and is now at its lowest in over three years, according to the latest Business Trends Report by accountants and business advisers BDO LLP.

Published 8 August 2016

Blog: Using arbitration to manage the risk of disputes in the uncertain Brexit era

Given the uncertainty of Brexit, arbitration could provide an opportunity for managing the risk of disputes with greater predictability and control. It should certainly be considered and weighed up at the time you enter into a new contractual relationship, writes Richard Farndale.

Published 3 August 2016

Brexit vote to spark Scottish equity release boom

The decision to leave the European Union has directly fuelled a surge in enquiries for equity release products according to Boyd Legal.

Published 3 August 2016

Brexit: First legal challenge over Article 50 to take place in October

The first legal challenge over Brexit, focused on the question of whether the Prime Minister requires the approval of MPs to activate Article 50 and begin the process of leaving the European Union, will be heard by the High Court in London this October.

Published 20 July 2016

Anderson Strathern launches Brexit Group

Anderson Strathern has launched a Brexit Groupin response to client demand for scenario planning following the UK’s decision to leave the EU. The 12-strong team, led by managing partner Murray McCall, is closely tracking all the latest developments and stepping up dialogue with the UK and Scottish governments with the overall aim of giving informed, industry-leading advice to clients in the weeks and months ahead.

Published 20 July 2016

Blog: What next for charities after Brexit?

Gavin McEwan of Turcan Connell writes about the changes charities  will see after Brexit.

Published 18 July 2016

Lawyers call on Cameron to allow parliamentary vote on Brexit

More than 1,000 barristers and advocates have urged the Prime Minister to allow Parliament to determine whether the UK should leave the European Union or not following the referendum in favour of Brexit.

Published 11 July 2016

Blog: Brexit and EU private international law: cross-border judgments – unintended consequences

Dr Jonathan Fitchen writes about the effect Brexit will have on international and cross-border law. 

Published 8 July 2016

Blog: What might Brexit mean for procurement?

Roger Cotton writes about the effect Brexit might have on the way the spending of public money is regulated. 

Published 7 July 2016

ESPC: Seller confidence hit by Brexit in east central Scotland

ESPC’s first house price report since the EU referendum has reveled an almost immediate shock to the housing market in east central Scotland  as the number of people bringing their home to market stalled.

Published 6 July 2016

Blog: Brexit brings yet more uncertainty to immigration law

Stuart McWilliams of Morton Fraser, writes about the effect Brexit will have on EU nationals already residing in the UK. 

Published 4 July 2016

Competitions and Markets Authority could require post-Brexit reform

The Competitions and Markets Authority (CMA) may require significant reform and investment after the UK leaves the European Union, according to London lawyers.

Published 30 June 2016

Aidan O'Neill QC on Brexit: No decision made to leave until Parliament is consulted

As speculation about whether Parliament's consent is required in order for Britain to leave the EU following last week's historic referendum, Aidan O'Neill QC of Matrix Chambers told Scottish Legal News that Parliament must give its view and mandate the UK government accordingly, adding that until it does so we have not made a decision to leave and that – if there is a dispute – it would be a matter for the Court of Justice of the European Union to decide.

Published 27 June 2016

Brexit: Implications for insolvency and restructuring

David Menzies discusses the implications of Brexit for the insolvency and restructuring sector.

Published 27 June 2016

Blog: No rush to build a bonfire of workers’ rights after Brexit

Substantial changes in employment law are not likely in the short-term, writes Kerry Norval.

Published 27 June 2016