Brexit: The view from our chairman
Now that the dust is settling on the UK's decision to leave the EU, our clients are asking what this means for them. We are the first member state to ever leave the European Union and as such the result has ignited much uncertainty and debate about what lies ahead.
Change always brings opportunities, as well as challenges, and we are focused on helping our clients understand how these changes can benefit their business during the period of transition ahead.
A recent survey we commissioned suggests that only 20% of businesses had set in place a continuity plan for the leave vote. In the public sector, there is concern about what will happen to staffing arrangements as well as EU-funded collaboration projects. We understand that there is much uncertainty at present, but we will continue to support and provide innovative solutions to help our clients invest and grow.
Of course it's not only businesses that are affected. Exit from the EU will likely have a knock-on effect on a range of private and family law matters which are currently governed by a system which in many areas combines EU and domestic legislation into an integrated European framework.
Whilst it is not clear what the exit will look like or how we will take forward the laws that the UK has adopted over the last 40 years, we do know that there will be opportunities coming out of these changes and we will be supporting our clients in understanding how these can be used to their advantage.