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Brexit and the devolution deadlock

14 June 2018

by Dervla Simm and Megan Smith

The EU referendum was won on the back of promises to "take back control" from Brussels, but the question of where this control should reside post-Brexit has proven to be a complex and politically contentious issue in the continuing Brexit debate. Although the Welsh and UK governments have now reached an agreement on the devolution provisions in the EU Withdrawal Bill1 ("EUWB"), the Scottish Government is not backing down. It seems that Westminster and Holyrood are set for a legal and political collision, with potential implications for the stability of the Union.

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Post-Brexit UK Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill becomes law

30 May 2018

By Aline Doussin, Lourdes Catrain, Beth Peters, Louise Lamb and Jamie Rogers

Post-Brexit UK Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill has recieved Royal Assent and become an Act of Parliament. 

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UK Government Responds to Brexit Life Sciences Regulatory Recommendations

24 May 2018

By Jane Summerfield

The UK Government has published a response to the recommendations set out in the Health and Social Care Committee’s Report dated 21 March 2018 on “Brexit: medicines, medical devices and substance of human origin”, which considered the regulatory arrangements needed for the safe and effective supply of medicines and medical devices post-Brexit (see our blog here).

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Industries: Life Sciences and Healthcare

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UK Parliamentary Report Published on the Impact of Brexit on the Pharmaceutical Sector

23 May 2018

by Jane Summerfield

The Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee, a parliamentary select committee, has published a report on the consequences of Brexit on the UK pharmaceutical industry.

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Industries: Life Sciences and Healthcare
Services: Health Law

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Is Brexit getting in the way of property law reform?

10 May 2018

By Mathew Ditchburn 

Originally published in Estates Gazette on 13 March 2018

One of the Law Commission’s stated aims when launching its 13th Programme of Law Reform was to “boost Global Britain and help enhance the UK’s competitiveness as we leave the EU”.

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Industries: Real Estate
Jurisdictions: United Kingdom
Services: Real Estate