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End of Brexit transition period – what now for medicines and medical devices?

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With the end of the Brexit transition period fast approaching it is becoming more and more urgent for businesses in the medical sector to prepare for the transition period coming to an end. It is a sector, where many of the rules stem from EU regulation, which makes it even more important for businesses to prepare.

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Brexit and the lawyer who cried wolf!

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When you cover Brexit, like I do, you cannot help feeling a bit like the proverbial ‘boy who cried wolf’. Over the past three and a half years, all of us dealing with Brexit in blogs, comments and seminars have said on numerous occasions that “Brexit was coming” – only for it to be delayed, over and over again. However, this time the wolf is real: Brexit is actually coming.

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Parliament goes blue. What’s in store for business?

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The speculation is over. What’s in store for businesses across the UK now?

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7 ways that a Tory majority will affect employers

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The votes have been counted and the decision has been made: a Conservative government will lead us into 2020, intending to make their vision of Britain’s future a reality. So what does this vision look like, and how will employers be affected?

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What the Queen said about Life Sciences

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Recent weeks have in the news been dominated by Brexit, the withdrawal agreement, the suspension of Parliament and in the end the Queen’s speech.

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British Chamber of Commerce reveals number of businesses still not ready for Brexit

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The latest research from the British Chamber of Commerce shows that UK business are far from prepared for Brexit with as many as two-fifths (41%) having not undertaken a Brexit risk assessment.

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Has Boris killed off no fault divorce?

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Boris Johnson’s decision to suspend parliament is likely to have a devastating effect on the Government’s legislative agenda, including the possible death of the Divorce, Dissolution and Separation Bill which would see the introduction of a no-fault divorce.

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Could directors be liable for failing to prepare for Brexit?

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Shareholders and investors can make claims against the directors of a company if the company underperforms because it has been mismanaged or a director has breached their duties. These claims could arise if a company suffers a loss from poor Brexit preparations. Mactavish, an insurance company, has warned that if the loss is a result of risks which were not properly disclosed, director and officer insurance policies could be invalid.

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Your brand and Brexit: what’s going to happen to your EU trade marks?

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With the Brexit date currently set for 22 May at the latest, and following the recent indicative votes in the UK Parliament, the terms of the UK’s departure from the EU remain unclear. While speculation continues about the way ahead, what do EU trade mark holders need to know now?

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Racing for a Brexit deal

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The Grand National, which takes place later this week, was set to be the first major racing event to take place after the original Brexit date. Yet with the recently announced delay to proceedings as our Parliament tries to find a way out of the deadlock, Aintree should escape unaffected. But whilst the National Hunt season is drawing to a close, what will the impact be on those involved in flat racing and indeed looking ahead to next season?

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Ways to ensure business as usual in a no deal Brexit scenario

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The Brexit task group at UK law firm Royds Withy King is advising business owners of the steps they need to take to make sure they can continue to trade with the EU in the event of a no deal Brexit.

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Deal or No Deal: Now is the time to enforce judgments from EU Member States

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Do you currently hold an unsatisfied judgment, issued by an EU member state that you wish to enforce in the UK? Nicola Radcliffe, Associate in Dispute Resolution explains the potential risks you might face if you wait until after Brexit and what steps you should be taking now.

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