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Retained EU case law: Court of Appeal to be allowed to diverge

The Government has published draft legislation extending the ability to diverge from retained EU case law to the Court of Appeal and other courts at the same level (in addition to the Supreme Court).  It had also been considering allowing the High Court and other courts at the same level to diverge, but this option is not being pursued. How significant is this change likely to be in practice?

Brexit: what difference does no deal make?

The UK has recently indicated that, unless there is a "fundamental change in approach" from the EU, it is prepared to exit the transition period without a trade deal. In this briefing, we highlight the key areas where "no deal" is likely to make a difference. 

A blueprint for a bright future: The UK Alternatives Asset Management Industry Framework

We believe it is of paramount importance to protect and develop the alternatives asset management industry in the UK following our exit from the EU in order to maintain the UK's status as a world leader in the sector and to ensure that the wider economy continues to benefit from the deployment of global capital across alternatives asset classes by UK based managers.

Brexit goods shortages: stockpiling is not the only option

With the headlines dominated by the COVID-19 pandemic, anyone could have been forgiven for putting Brexit to the back of their mind over the past few months. However, the UK is rapidly approaching the end of the transition period, at which point, amongst many other issues, it is highly likely that there will be disruption to goods supply chains.

Stockpiling for Brexit: 5 key Real Estate questions

With disruption to goods supply chains widely expected at the end of the Brexit transition period on 1 January 2021, businesses which rely on goods from the EU are increasingly re-focussing on contingency plans to stockpile goods. However, finding additional warehousing space is likely to be challenging.

CEing the future of product compliance: UKCA Conformity Marking

Update September 2021: This article has been updated, primarily to reflect revised rules on timing of mandatory application of the CA Mark, released in August 2021.


In preparation for the end of the Brexit transition period on 31 December 2020, the UK Government has published guidance on the use of the new "UKCA" marking, which will replace the CE mark for UK conformity assessed goods. The guidance provides a degree of long-awaited certainty to businesses, after previous guidance was released in early February 2019 but withdrawn in January 2020.

Allowing the UK Courts to diverge from retained EU case law

The Government has launched a short consultation on proposals to allow courts below the Supreme Court (including potentially the High Court and the Employment Appeal Tribunal) to diverge from EU retained case law after the end of the transition period. If the status quo is preserved, only the Supreme Court would be able to do so.

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