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EU directives offer direction – except when they don’t: David Ogilvy in The Scotsman

The answer to the question “Is the UK better in or out of the European Union?” is a political, social and/or economic one and not strictly within the domain of...
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What’s the difference between a “hard Brexit” and a “soft Brexit”?

By Mark McKeown, Associate and Hannah Starritt, Solicitor In recent weeks, we have read much about the UK Government’s plan to invoke Article 50 and the approach to its ‘Brexit’...
Europe

Brexit and Environmental Law in the UK

The UK’s decision to leave the European Union (EU) has created enormous uncertainty as to the impact on UK environmental policy. A substantial percentage of UK environmental law is derived...
Europe

What is the Department of Exiting the European Union and what does it do?

The Department of Exiting the European Union (EU) was created following the referendum result in June 2016 for the UK to leave the EU. Theresa May created the department following...
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Article 50 and the "Great Repeal Bill" – Timeframes and Challenges

Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that the UK will begin the formal Brexit negotiation process by the end of March 2017, by triggering Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty....
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What is the European Single Market?

The principle behind the establishment in 1957 of the European Economic Community, as the European Union (EU) was then known, was to remove barriers to the free movement of goods,...