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Brexit: Henry VIII and workers' rights

22 Oct 2019
On 21 October 2019 the UK government introduced the legislation required to deliver the Withdrawal Agreement and Political Declaration (WA) brought back from the EU Council meeting on 17 October. The government's aim is to complete all stages of scrutiny and debate in the House of Commons within three days, sending the approved Bill to the House of Lords on 25 October
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Brexit: working with the new deal?

18 Oct 2019
The revised withdrawal agreement and political declaration, formally approved by the European Council on 17 October, would deliver the immediate benefit of a transition period up to 31 December 2020, with the possibility of limited extension after that date.

D&O: de facto directors and policy implications

18 Oct 2019
D&O policies typically provide cover for claims and investigations against directors including de facto directors. But exactly what does de facto director mean? We explain why it matters and examine a recent High Court decision which helps clarify this difficult question for insurers and insureds alike.
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Brexit: vote or no vote?

18 Oct 2019
19 October 2019 sees an extraordinary sitting of Parliament to consider the revised withdrawal agreement and political declaration approved by the European Council on 17 October.
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Brexit: does the deal rule out customs checks in Ireland?

17 Oct 2019
The text of the revised Brexit deal announced on 17 October will inevitably be subject to close scrutiny, not least to determine whether it meets the UK government's undertaking to rule out the possibility of customs checks requiring infrastructure on the island of Ireland.
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Brexit: 14 days - do or die?

17 Oct 2019
17 October 2019 sees the start of the scheduled EU Council meeting in Brussels. It also marks the point at which the 31 October "exit day" is a mere 14 days away.