The results are in and the decision is to leave the EU.
After months of campaigning from both sides, voters turned out in
force to make their views known. The final count confirmed 48% in
favour of Remain and 52% for Leave.
Post-Brexit - what next?
The beginning of a new era for the UK, the question now is what
Our legal experts have been closely following the debate over
the past few months and offering clear, concise commentary on the
key issues. Included here are their thoughts on the sector and
legal implications of Brexit, as well as
what comes next following the outcome of the Referendum.
Which way from here?
The UK government has confirmed that it will not trigger the
Article 50 process to leave the EU before the end of 2016. This
means that we are unlikely to get a clear idea of what kind of deal
the UK will seek from the EU until next year.
To help unravel what Brexit means for you,
we hosted a special webinar which was attended by over 250
Our panel of experts talked about what to expect in the coming
months, how to plan for the future and the actions you many need to
consider. A copy of the webinar -
The decision to leave the EU - What Next? is now available.
The leave decision marks the first step in what will be a huge
process of transition. We'll continue to post here regular
updates on the latest developments and share our insights to help
you navigate the new road ahead.
We will start the morning looking at developments in the two years since the introduction of the Public Contracts Regulations 2015. We will go through some of the key themes and issues which have arisen on the new rules, including post-contract variations; the new Selection Questionnaire; incomplete submission of bids; and (of course) Brexit.
Next, our experts will look at procurement challenges/disputes, in particular issues such as standing to bring a claim, disclosure of documents and current trends, in light of recent case law including EnergySolutions EU Ltd v Nuclear Decommissioning Authority.
We will finish with a practical workshop where we will invite attendees to consider and discuss various public procurement issues. We will draw on experience from within the room to identify pragmatic solutions to sometimes very difficult situations.
On 16 March 2017, the European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Act 2017 gave the Prime Minister the power to trigger the Brexit process by giving notice under Article 50(2) of the UK's intention to leave the EU.
With the dawning of a new age, that of the separation of the UK from the EU and all that it entails, British businesses that depend on the European market must find ways of maintaining a foothold in Europe.
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