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Frustration Claims: Don’t Blame It On Brexit!

There isn’t a day that goes by where Brexit isn’t in the news, so it’s unsurprising that a tenant has attempted to use Brexit as a reason for terminating a Lease early by claiming that it has been frustrated by Brexit. The legal doctrine of frustration enables a contract to be brought to an end […]

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All to Play For: EU Citizens’ Rights After Brexit

11pm on 29 March 2019 was supposed to herald a new dawn for the rights of EU citizens in the UK. A deal would have introduced a relatively more liberal era, whilst no-deal threatened a far harsher outcome. The Government’s preferred choice under the Withdrawal Agreement was a ‘transition period’ which preserved free movement for […]

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Free-movement at the cliff face

Amidst the Parliamentary furore, on Monday the Government quietly released the key immigration policy for a no-deal scenario, highlighting the chasm which now exists between the deal and no-deal outcomes. This restrictive policy adds to the long line of initiatives overseen by a Prime Minister preoccupied with ‘getting tough on immigration’. Deal Under the terms […]

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Home Office drop Tier 1 suspension bombshell (followed by a swift and silent back-track)

On 5 November 2018 came the seemingly out of the blue announcement that the Tier 1 Investor visa route was to be suspended in two days’ time.  The media had been briefed overnight with all major outlets running prominent pieces about this dramatic development. Wealthy individuals, and immigration practitioners alike, went into panic mode, as […]

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Frustrating events

Another day, another article on Brexit. But this one is a little bit different. It concerns a dispute between the Canary Wharf Group, a property development, investment and management company, and its tenant, the European Medicines Agency (“EMA”). The EMA is, in simple terms, attempting to get out of the remaining term of its 25 […]

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Budget 2018 – Pro-business…but No-Deal Brexit casts a shadow

The 2018 Budget has been received positively by business groups. Carolyn Fairburn, CBI Director-General said it was “a rock solid Budget, bringing more treats than tricks for business whilst the Federation of Small Businesses hailed it as “the most small-business-friendly budget that this Chancellor has delivered.” So what could the Budget mean for your business? […]

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EU Permanent Residence Document: 5 Reasons to Get One (Now!)

EU nationals, and family members, acquire a right of permanent residence (PR) after lawfully residing in the UK for a continuous period of five years. The EU Settlement Scheme will be fully operational by the time the UK leaves the EU and allows people to apply for indefinite leave to remain. However, for those eligible, […]

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The GDPR – A guide for park owners

It may not be the first thing a park owner thinks about, but data protection laws here in the UK apply as much to holiday and home parks as they do to any other business sector. In May next year the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into effect and is set to introduce […]

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GDPR – 12 months and counting

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was approved and adopted by the EU Parliament in April 2016. The regulation will take effect after a two-year transition period and come into force on 25 May 2018. The impact of these changes and identifying potential compliance issues under the GDPR will be a challenge for many organisations. […]

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Brexit Stage Left

On 24 January 2017 the Supreme Court delivered its eagerly anticipated decision in the case of R (on the application of Miller and another) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union [2017] UKSC 5 which is likely to be remembered in legal history as one of the key constitutional cases of this century. But why? […]

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