How could Brexit and Immigration Impact your Football Club?

May 7, 2019

Brexit-fatigue or Brexit-anxiety has engulfed businesses across the UK. Often we consider football to be immune from the common problems which face many of us in the UK. However, there is growing evidence of concern among football clubs regarding the immigration status of current and future migrant footballers. The Government has published a skills-based immigration … Continue reading How could Brexit and Immigration Impact your Football Club?

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Brexit: Council adopts Regulation on reciprocal visa-free travel following UK’s withdrawal

April 16, 2019

The General Affairs Council on 9 April 2019 formally adopted the proposed Regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council amending Council Regulation (EC) 539/2001 listing the third countries whose nationals must be in possession of visas when crossing the external borders and those whose nationals are exempt from that requirement, as regards the … Continue reading Brexit: Council adopts Regulation on reciprocal visa-free travel following UK’s withdrawal

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New Visa Categories Introduced Tier 1 (Start-up) and (Innovator)

March 11, 2019

The Home Office have proposed changes to the Tier 1 visa category through a Statement of Changes released on 7 March 2019. Changes include: • Introduction of new Tier 1 categories namely Start-up and Innovator to replace the Tier 1 (Graduate Entrepreneur) and Tier 1 (Entrepreneur) routes • Applicants will be assessed by trusted endorsement … Continue reading New Visa Categories Introduced Tier 1 (Start-up) and (Innovator)

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Good News for Commercial Landlords amongst the Uncertainty of Brexit

February 28, 2019

I recently published commentary on the Canary Wharf (BP4) T1 Limited and others v European Medicines Agency matter due to the potential impact the decision of which would have for commercial landlords in the UK. The High Court has now issued its judgement. By way of recap on the background as to why the matter … Continue reading Good News for Commercial Landlords amongst the Uncertainty of Brexit

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Director Disqualification

February 22, 2019

This article considers the risk of disqualification for directors and former directors of insolvent companies, and the considerations that directors should give to their position in general and in light of Brexit According to a recent press release from the Department for the Economy, in November 2018 a local Belfast Director agreed to a Disqualification … Continue reading Director Disqualification

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Brexit and Insolvency: What trends lie ahead?

February 14, 2019

With the ever growing uncertainty surrounding Brexit; consumer and business confidence has plummeted. At the end of 2018, on-line retail giant ASOS reported a profit warning over a decline in sales due to a poor November performance, causing its stock price to initially fall by 40%. HMV, House of Fraser and Patisserie Valerie have all … Continue reading Brexit and Insolvency: What trends lie ahead?

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Brexit: What is the EU Settlement Scheme and How to Apply?

January 31, 2019

This month Conor McCrory of Cleaver Fulton Rankin discusses the recently launched EU Settlement Scheme by the Home Office which is currently undergoing a pilot before the official launch date of 30 March 2019. Millions of EU citizens living in the UK will have until June 2021 to apply for ‘pre-settled’ or ‘settled status’ in … Continue reading Brexit: What is the EU Settlement Scheme and How to Apply?

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White Paper outlines post-Brexit rules for Migrants

December 20, 2018

The UK government has published a White Paper detailing plans for the post-Brexit UK immigration system which is expected to be implemented from 1 January 2021. The much delayed White Paper – a document setting out proposed new immigration laws before they are formalised into a Government bill. The White Paper proposes an immigration system … Continue reading White Paper outlines post-Brexit rules for Migrants

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Government publishes policy paper on EU citizens’ rights in the UK in the event of a no-deal Brexit

December 14, 2018

On 6 December 2018, the government published a policy paper which guarantees to protect the rights of EU citizens and their family members living in the UK by 29 March 2019, even if the UK leaves the EU without a deal. However, the European Parliament’s Brexit coordinator, Guy Verhofstadt, said the offer was a “watered-down” … Continue reading Government publishes policy paper on EU citizens’ rights in the UK in the event of a no-deal Brexit

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Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) Publishes Report on Impact of EU Migration in the United Kingdom

November 2, 2018

The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC)’s report recommends that post Brexit, the UK government focus on facilitating highly-skilled migration and influencing the flow of EU migrants through salary thresholds and skills charges rather than through hard caps and quotas. Key recommendations under the report: • No preferential treatment for EU migrants post-Brexit in comparison to non-EU … Continue reading Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) Publishes Report on Impact of EU Migration in the United Kingdom

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Frustration for Landlords as the Brexit Uncertainty Continues

September 27, 2018

In the contentious matter of Canary Wharf (BP4) T1 Limited and others v European Medicines, an on-going court battle ensues involving a tenant trying to vacate a lease of premises in Canary Wharf, London due to the implications of Brexit. The medicines regulator, European Medicines Agency (“the EMA”), entered into a 25-year lease with Canary … Continue reading Frustration for Landlords as the Brexit Uncertainty Continues

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Preparing your business for Brexit – a go-to guide

September 13, 2018

A Parliamentary briefing paper on the importance of trade with the EU for UK businesses shows that 43% of revenue in the mining and quarrying industry comes from exports to the EU, illustrating that mining and quarrying is one of the most exposed industries to Brexit. In response to this, we have developed a go-to … Continue reading Preparing your business for Brexit – a go-to guide

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UK Government Publishes “Statement of Intent” on Settlement Scheme for EU Workers

July 20, 2018

With the UK’s exit from the European Union slowly but surely approaching, the UK government has recently published its “Statement of Intent” on the new Settlement Scheme for EU nationals living in UK. This follows on from the agreement reached on the “implementation” period, which is to run between “Brexit day” on 29 March 2019 … Continue reading UK Government Publishes “Statement of Intent” on Settlement Scheme for EU Workers

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Implications of Brexit for immigration

January 2, 2018

A year and a half after the UK voted to leave the EU there is still great uncertainty, particularly on immigration matters. This article seeks to outline what the current situation is and what the future may hold. Current situation Generally under EU law, European Economic Area (“EEA”) nationals and Swiss nationals have freedom of … Continue reading Implications of Brexit for immigration

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