At 11.00pm on 31 January 2020, the UK formally left the European Union, immediately entering an 11-month transition period under a withdrawal agreement designed to smooth the path of Brexit. The agreement provides for EU rules to continue to apply for the UK.

    • Brexit Recognition of civil judgments after Brexit The end of the Transition Period looms, the hopes of a Brexit deal remain as uncertain as ever and we are all left trying our best to prepare. Last week, we published an update on continuing cross-border disputes and now we turn to further consider the status of civil judgments come January 2021.
    • GDPR Data Protection & Cyber Security Newsletter - December 2020 Our latest Data Protection & Cyber Security Newsletter contains insights from our team to the latest developments from the Information Commissioner's Office, including guidance on subject access requests, artificial intelligence and data protection considerations, and recent fines for high-profile data breaches.
    • Brexit Brexit: What will happen to continuing cross-border disputes? With the end of the Brexit transition period fast approaching, a key question in respect of ongoing proceedings is what laws will apply after 1 January 2021 – a particularly important question in the case of civil and commercial UK/EU cross-border disputes.
    • Brexit Brexit: Is your business prepared? As the end of the Brexit transition period edges closer, business owners need to be aware of key legislation and changes in the rules that will affect businesses from 1 January 2021.
    • Brexit Less than palatable! Concerns around non-regulated pallets following a no-deal Brexit A no-deal Brexit scenario could have a significant impact upon supply chains between the UK and EU, not least due to a simple regulation (ISPM15) designed to standardise the safety of the wooden pallets that companies use to move goods.

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