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48
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of people voted to remain in the EU.
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52
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of people voted to leave the EU.

72.16% of registered voters turn out to cast their vote.

The leave vote won the majority of votes in England and Wales.

Every council in Scotland saw remain majorities.

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The White Paper on the Great Repeal Bill

David Davis gave a statement to the House of Commons earlier today on how the Government plans to legislate for the UK's withdrawal from the EU. His statement was accompanied by the release of a white paper, setting out the process in more detail.

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Stage is set as Prime Minister Theresa May prepares to meet President Trump

Theresa May has secured the coveted first meeting between President Trump and a foreign head of government.

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Supreme Court rules Parliament must vote to trigger Article 50

The UK's highest court has ruled that an Act of Parliament is required to give the Government power to give notice under Article 50.

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Supreme Court all set to hear the appeal on Brexit

The High Court decided it was unlawful for the Government, to notify the EU of Brexit. It's the turn of the Supreme Court to consider the same constitutional question.

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High Court rules that Parliament must vote to trigger Article 50

In a twist in the Brexit situation we now have the High Court's decision.

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The "great repeal bill" and data protection law

"Opting in" to the GDPR after Brexit may not be straightforward. Simply adopting the GDPR's wording does not bring the institutional arrangements and protections applicable within the EU and EEA. A "hard" Brexit could leave the UK requiring an adequacy decision from the EU Commission.

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Bond Dickinson takes part in Institute of Export summit

Bond Dickinson has taken part in the inaugural South West World Trade Summit, organised by the Institute of Export (IOE).

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A rough patch before the biggest divorce in history?

Theresa May has signalled that notice will be given by the end of March next year. We don't know how long it will take to unpick around 46 years of treaties, agreements and laws.

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On 23 June 2016, the British people voted to leave the EU. In this document, we have set out what we see as the possible legal implications of this vote, organised by practice area. The legal consequences of Brexit will be considerable: subject to the terms of new trading arrangements with the EU, EU treaties, directives, regulations and decisions of the European Court of Justice (ECJ) could cease to apply to the UK.

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This seminar, on 9 December 2016, will discuss the implications of Brexit on GDPR and provide an overview of the compliance landscape.

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The Government's imminent decision on airport expansion in the South East

Now expected imminently, a decision on a third runway for Heathrow has suffered a number of delays. Initially promised by the end of 2015 the decision was delayed until the summer of 2016. 

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Implementing MLD4: Treasury consults

MLD4 and the accompanying revised Fund Transfer Regulation were adopted by the EU lawmakers and published in the Official Journal of the EU.

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New GDPR expected to come into force in May 2018

Before the Brexit vote, the EU General Data Protection Regulation was expected to become law in the UK in May 2018, replacing the current Data Protection Act 1998.

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David Craigen

David's responsible for ensuring that the firm's business development activity supports our vision.

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What are the concerns in the property industry after the leave vote?

While Brexit may result in some changes in the regulation that envelops the sector, many of those principles are driven by global concerns not just European red tape.

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Trio of significant deals post-Brexit

We have completed a trio of significant deals in the space of a week, advising on a merger, management buyout and an acquisition with a value in excess of £130m.

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Trade agreement options post-Brexit for manufacturers

The UK's current membership of the EU means it is part of the EU single market so that no tariffs apply to trade between member countries.

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How will Brexit impact the insurance market?

Brexit will impact the law affecting the insurance market in the areas of regulation, underwriting, policy wordings and claims issues.

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Assessing the outcome of the leave vote against IP

It is difficult at this stage to assess what will be the impact of Brexit on the UK’s intellectual property system since much will depend on whatever bilateral arrangements the UK enters into post its departure. 

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Karen Plumbley-Jones

Karen is a PDL, with 20 years' experience specialising in employment law.

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The impact on financial services

Having now voted to leave the EU, we can expect an enormous impact on financial services regulation in the UK. Financial institutions that have cross border operations will be impacted.

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Environment & planning law

The need for countries to respond to the challenges of climate change, greenhouse gas emissions, resource scarcity, waste management and biodiversity depletion has developed.

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Post Brexit: what to do about MiFID 2

The Bank of England, PRA and FCA have stressed to firms that their obligations under UK law that derive from EU law continue to apply until British businesses are told otherwise.  

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Will Brexit impact the energy sector?

This article covers the potential impact of Brexit for the energy sector.

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EU citizens and their families currently have the right freely to travel, live and work across the EU.  That right did not change following the June referendum vote to leave the EU but it has certainly led to a lot of speculation and heated debate about what may happen when the UK leaves the EU. 

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It is very unlikely that the exit from the EU will cause widespread changes to employment law overnight – the majority of the employment law we have that has come from the EU will still form part of UK law unless and until it is amended or repealed.

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Brexit and taxation

Brexit will have certain implications for taxation in the UK. Some aspects of taxation will be more particularly affected.

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Corporate law and transactions - what will happen post-Brexit?

As with many areas of law, the precise impact of Brexit on corporate law and transactions remains unclear at this stage.

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What the UK's exit might look like

Jonathan Blair and Jeff Hay discuss alternatives to a bilateral agreement and if the pragmatic solution is free trade between the UK and the EU.

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High Court prepares to hear case on Article 50 trigger

At the High Court, Sir Brian Leveson and Mr Justice Cranston held the opening hearing of the Brexit judicial review proceedings.

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UK competition law is unlikely to be very different in the short term. The Competition Act 1998 is self-standing but is based on EU law and the substantive application of competition law mirrors European law. On this basis the nature of competition law in the UK will remain largely unchanged. On this basis the nature of competition law in the UK will remain largely unchanged. However, over time there is the possibility that UK competition law takes a different approach than that which is practised in the EU and EEA.

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Brexit and Dispute Resolution

This articles considers Brexit and the impact on: disputes about existing contracts, English law, jurisdiction, enforcement; governing law, anti-suit injunctions and abritration.

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What will happen to EU trading laws in the UK following Brexit?

Many UK trading laws derive from EU legislation such as regulations governing product safety, unfair commercial practices and consumer rights when buying online.

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Uncertainty in the transport sector following Brexit

Brexit has brought uncertainty to the UK business world, including the transport sector. There is clearly a close connection between demand for transport and the health of the UK economy, therefore the fortunes of the transport sector will depend on how the UK economy fares in the unprecedented times ahead.

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Uncertainty in the UK's banking sector

Increased autonomy will permit Britain to be more flexible in its regulatory approach.

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Thoughts on Brexit from a competition law perspective

In  true British style to we need to "keep calm and carry on" and take a look at the implications of Brexit on competition law.

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GDPR: plan for the worst, hope for the best?

The referendum result raises an immediate practical question concerning data protection law. Given the prospect of Brexit. Should we continue to prepare for GDPR?

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How will UK regulatory law change if we leave the EU?

Regulatory law in the UK has a broad scope. Approx. 50 statutory bodies are established with competency to regulate activities. EU law permeates the regulatory spectrum to varying depths.

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Brexit White Paper: a detailed review

The Government has published its White Paper setting out Theresa May’s plans for leaving the EU.

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Data protection law – a broken shield?

Sweeping statements made in an Executive Order by the Trump administration have cast doubt on the legal status of the EU-US Privacy Shield. 

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Embracing international exhaustion

An exit from the European Single Market may spell the end of a regime that entitles IP owners to restrain the resale of grey market parallel imports emanating without their consent from outside the EEA.

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Brexit: challenges to IP contracts

Brexit panel discussion, including Bond Dickinson and Womble Carlyle, discuss challenges to IP contracts.

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High Court to review Parliament's role in triggering Article 50

The Brexit judicial review case is scheduled to start in the High Court on 13 October 2016. What is the lawful way for the Government to trigger the UK's departure from the EU?

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Trademark law and what to watch

Womble Carlyle attorneys, Jeff Hay and Ted Claypoole discuss whether or not the unitary property right system will continue to apply in the UK after Brexit.

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Procurement and Brexit

This article looks the impact Brexit will have on EU public procurement rules, EU funding, state aid and human rights

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Will the leave vote affect property ownership, healthcare & taxation?

Our private wealth team consider how Brexit may affectproperty ownership, healthcare, taxation and succession.

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What will be impact on the pensions sector post-Brexit?

Brexit will impact pensions law in the long term, there is likely to be little immediate effect on domestic pensions law. The present issue for pension schemes is more economic than legislative. 

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A Brexit/corporate tax mini primer

This clip talks about taxation of UK based companies as well as the implications of the UK being on the “outside looking in” in terms of tax withholding for multi-national companies, planning opportunities and pitfalls

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Immigration policy & skilled workers: plugging the gap?

Is it possible that any changes which currently only affect workers from outside the EU could be extended to workers from within the EU?

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Why the fintech industry should be watching closely

This clip discusses the potential negative impact that Brexit may have on the investment community and access to the European Investment Fund.

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Brexit’s potential impact on corporate passporting and the banking industry

These video clips tackle the complex issue of corporate passporting and how Brexit might complicate the issue even more.

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Brexit on the construction industry

The effect of Brexit on the construction sector in the UK could be enormous in some respects and negligible in others.

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A fragile shield? Managing the risks of EU-U.S. data transfer

The European Commission formally adopted "Privacy Shield" to govern EU-U.S. personal data transfers and to provide EU data subjects with meaningful recourse.

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Will EU exit affect the operation or performance of contracts?

Parties to contracts with a term that will extend beyond the date of  exit would be well advised to consider whether Brexit will affect the operation of contracts

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Brexit: the impact on mergers & acquisitions

Francesco Lamanna, and Domtar Corp. CEO John Williams discuss what impact Britain’s decision to leave the EU might have on mergers and acquisitions.

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The UK's decision to exit from the EU will no doubt have an impact on financial services and has created a lot of uncertainty in the financial services sector as details of the UK's exit plan remain unknown and will continue to do so for quite some time until the UK government is able to reach a deal with the EU.

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The "Brexit effect" on the UK mortgage market

The UK's decision to exit from the European Union EU will no doubt have a significant impact on the Mortgage Credit Directive which came into effect earlier this year.

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Post-Brexit: what to do about MiFID 2

Following the Brexit vote, the Bank of England, PRA and FCA have stressed to firms that their obligations under UK law that derive from EU law continue to apply until British businesses are told otherwise.