Brexit Issues – January 2021

13th January 2021

Just a week before the end of the transition period between the UK and the EU, a post-Brexit trade agreement was finalised. What this means for you and your business will vary depending on your industry and circumstance. Our in-house experts have put together a selection of articles starting with the areas that you told us during our Brexit conference in late-November, were likely to impact your organisations the most.

We also have created a Brexit hub to help you to stay up to date with relevant insights as soon as they are available. If you need legal advice on any of these issues, please do get in touch with us.

The impact of Brexit on intellectual property

Now that the transition period has ended and we have officially exited the European Union, we revisit the subject of intellectual property and the impact Brexit has had on your intellectual property rights.

Read about the action you need to take when it comes to IP.

Immigration developments: what you need to know for 2021

As expected, free movement ended on 31 December 2020. However, European Economic Area (EEA) and Swiss nationals can continue to use their passport or national ID card for the right to work checks purposes until 30 June 2021. We look at the recent changes.

Read more about all you need to know for immigration law.

The EU & UK Free Trade Agreement: impact on commercial contracts

What does the Brexit deal mean for commercial contracts? Our experts look at trade of goods, services, price adjustment clauses, and data privacy.

Read more about what Brexit means for contracts.

What Brexit means for data protection

There was a concern that with the possibility of no deal and the UK being a “third country” after the transition period, data transfers between the UK and EU/EEA would be restricted. Following a deal being reached, we take a look at what Brexit means for data protection.

Read more about data protection requirements.

Brexit deal: Employment law and workers’ rights

We summarise the UK Government’s agreement with the EU with regards to employment law and workers’ rights.

Read more from our employment lawyers.


For Brexit advice on the specific issues impacting you and your business, please contact us.

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