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Having secured a further extension to Britain’s exit from the EU, the government must now try to seek consensus both with Labour and EU negotiators. The long stop date for the extension is the end of October although Theresa May would be keen to exit earlier, ideally before the European elections start on 23 May.

In the meantime uncertainty continues for individuals and businesses alike. Questions such as whether there will be a hard Brexit or a soft Brexit, or even any Brexit at all, continue to go unanswered. But adopting a wait and see approach to doing business in a European context could be disadvantageous.

The team at Hewitsons is available to talk to you about your needs and how those may be impacted by Brexit. We have also identified a number of key areas that organisations should be considering now.

Commercial agreements


Data protection


State Aid

UK Agriculture

Whilst we can do no more here than flag points for you to consider, in a general way, we will be able to tailor our advice to your specific business needs and particular issues that affect your sector. Of course, despite the turmoil, uncertainty and pessimism of media speculation surrounding Brexit, opportunities are always associated with change and reviewing your legal and regulatory requirements may help with identifying such opportunities.

Hewitsons continues to have close European connections through our network of international law firms, LawExchange International. In that way we can provide an international dimension from trusted advisers which is critical to avoiding business disruption and to grasping opportunities quickly.

For an excellent explanation of the complexities of the current decision making process see Dominic Hopkins’ article here.

For more information please contact Emma Shipp or Charlotte Bull.

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