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How will Brexit change the game for businesses?

With Brexit negotiations still ongoing, you are possibly feeling confused about what actions you should be taking to best prepare your business. Is there anything you can start doing now?
Throughout the Brexit process, our expert lawyers will be sharing their perspectives on the key challenges ahead, helping you to better understand how the UK leaving the EU will affect you and your business. 

Upcoming webinars:

What it means for HR

When? Wednesday 18th September at 12.30pm  Register now In this webinar, we will focus on the implications that Brexit will have from an HR perspective. As with all of our webinars, you will have the chance to ask our expert those questions about Brexit that are keeping you awake at night. Our interactive webinar will provide details on the implications of Brexit for HR personnel including: 
  • Background to Brexit from an HR viewpoint
  • The Withdrawal Agreement and transition period
  • The EU (Withdrawl Agreement) Bill
  • The impact on UK employment law generally
  • The impact on UK key employment legislation on HR, including discrimination, parental leave and pay, transfer of undertakings (TUPE), holidays and working time, collective redundancy consultation, agency workers, data protection, and freedom of movement of staff
  • What happens if the UK leaves the EU with a deal?
  • What if there is a no-deal Brexit?
  • Key Takeaways
  • How LawBite can help
  • Q&A

Speaker: Kim Knox, LawBrief

Kim Knox is an experienced employment lawyer, having worked with a large regional law firm for several years on a wide range of employment issues. That has included the drafting of documentation such as contracts of employment, settlement agreements and disciplinary procedures; advising in respect of conducting disciplinary and grievance hearings and other HR matters; negotiating and advising SMEs how best to defend tribunal claims; dealing with commercial matters such as TUPE matters; advising company’s on sensitive matters such as reorganisations and redundancy procedures as well as advising SME’s how best to defend tribunal claims.   

What it means for Trade

When? Wednesday 2nd October at 12.30pm  Register now When the UK leaves the EU there may be changes to the UK-EU trade at the UK border including on customs, tariffs, VAT, safety and security, documentation, vehicle standards, and controlled products. In this webinar you will learn: 
  • What we know so far
  • The impact of Brexit on Trade 
    • Current status
    • Highly impacted by Brexit – legally, commercially and logistically
    • Free Movement of Goods
  • What will happen after Brexit? 
    • Import tax
    • Customs clearance
    • Licences (for certain products)
    • Possibly like dealing with non-EU countries
  • What will happen if there is no-deal? 
    • Position under the current Withdrawal Agreement and EU (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill (WAB)
  • What you can do now if you import goods from the EU or export goods to the EU
  • Q&A

Speaker: Carla Caroli, LawBrief

Carla Caroli has over 10 years’ international experience in corporate and commercial matters, contract negotiation and contract management in a wide range of sectors including technology, construction, infrastructure, energy and oil and gas. Carla is dual qualified (Brazil and England), has a Master’s Degree in Commercial Law by the University of Cambridge. She has worked in blue-chip companies and law firms in Brazil and at CMS Cameron McKenna in UK.     

What it means for Contracts

When? Wednesday 9nd October at 12.30pm  Register now Businesses of all sizes are concerned that there is a great uncertainty for business, especially in the context of a possible no-deal exit by the UK from the European Union. Despite plenty of media coverage, many SMEs are unprepared and don’t have a resource, budgets or a roadmap to help them become prepared. This webinar aims to take a look at how organisations can: 
  • Better understand what risks might arise in commercial contracts as a result of detangling the UK from the EU
  • To identify risks in current long terms commercial agreements
  • To be aware of what to look out for in negotiating new contracts
The interactive webinar will provide you with an overview of commercial contract issues which may be affected by Brexit and steps you can take to be better prepared (or at least understand the risks).  We will look at:
  • How might Brexit affect my contracts?
  • Considering key contract clauses such as 
    • territorial scope
    • material change of the contract
    • change in law
    • allocation of risk on pricing and liability for import/export delays and costs
    • transfer of personal data out of/into the UK
    • accreditation and certifications
    • intellectual property registrations
  • Government guidance
  • What your organisation should be doing now 
  • What to look for in future contracts
  • How LawBite can help you
  • Q&A

Speaker: Rachel Robinson, LawBrief

Rachel Robinson has over 20 years’ experience of providing company commercial law advice, including drafting contracts, data protection and competition law to organisations of all sizes, ranging from FTSE100 companies to owner managed small business. Rachel has worked with businesses in a wide range of sectors including utilities, waste management, renewable energy, retail, health, manufacturing, and the leisure and tourism industries.     If you would like to attend or have colleagues who would, please register any interested parties using the "Register now" buttons above. You are welcome to send us your questions in advance to [email protected] or just ask on the day. Email us to register for upcoming events and to receive recordings of past webinars.


Legal notice

These webinars are for reference purposes only. They do not constitute legal advice and should not be relied upon as such. Specific legal advice about your specific circumstances should always be sought separately before taking any action based on this article.  

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