UK: Employment relations now and then

I have been an Employment lawyer for over twenty years both in-house and as a partner in several central London law firms. In that time Employment law has changed dramatically. To begin with the EU vastly increased employment rights and even though we have gone through Brexit we are still bound by EU Directives such […]

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Brexit – Exporting to and from the EU now

The UK has left the EU customs union, single market, and VAT area. The Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) sets out the terms of UK trade with the EU from 1 January 2021. This article is a general overview of some of the issues arising from trade with the EU. Businesses find dealing with the […]

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Opportunities for overseas companies: Doing business from the UK

Overseas companies can do business from the UK by establishing a presence in a UK Freeport with accompanying tax advantages. It can be for services or goods, and then sold on the internal market or exporting tariff free to countries with which the UK has a Free Trade Agreement e.g. Canada, Japan, Australia, New Zealand.  […]

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UK Immigration Rules: New routes – individuals

2022 is a big year for UK immigration! The Government has announced some major changes to the system for UK work visas already and it plans to announce more later this year. It will introduce the main changes from April to August. Businesses should take note and take appropriate action now. Investor Visa For many […]

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Steps to be taken in relation to trademarks and designs

Steps to be taken in relation to trademarks and designs since the advent of the UK/EU Trade and Cooperation Agreement –        Make a note of the new UK registration numbers along with the due renewal dates. –        File new UK trade mark and design applications in relation to any pending EU applications:  any EU trade […]

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Protecting Intellectual Property post Brexit

Businesses that own IP rights, trademarks, patents, designs or copyrights should seek legal advice NOW Whether or not there is a deal on Brexit before the 31st December 2020 you should be aware of the effect of Brexit on your IP rights.  In particular, action may be required in relation to any registered or pending […]

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