Given that most UK regulation is governed by EU law, Helen Simm considers the fundamental changes that Brexit may bring

Since the outcome of the referendum in May 2016, questions about the implications of Brexit have been at the forefront of political debate. The Conservative majority secured in the general election, paired with the House of Commons’ agreement of the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) bill, makes one thing clear: the UK will be leaving the EU on 31 January 2020. But this leaves a plethora of questions to be answered.

What impact will Brexit have, for example, on a number of regulatory areas? And what subsequent steps will regulators and those carrying out regulated activities need to consider? We know the UK will be leaving the EU but we don’t know the precise terms of the deal the UK will ultimately agree. Nor do we ...

Helen Simm
Browne Jacobson

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