Brexit Legal Advice.

We can provide expert advice and legal representation for businesses who want to seek guidance and move forward now the UK has left the EU.

Brexit has changed the way businesses operate.

You can rely on us to guide you.

Our team are knowledgeable across a range of sectors and fully understand the impact of Brexit on UK businesses, including import/export, immigration, social security and travel.

Employment Law

Is your business coping with Brexit?

The UK left the European Union on 31 January 2020 and entered an 11 month transition period. The UK and EU agreed a deal that governs their relationship from 1 January 2021 onwards.

We know that the uncertainty around Brexit has made it difficult to know how to prepare, but our expert team will help you to put practical steps in place to make sure your business is thriving with the UK’s new relationship with the EU. Our team of Brexit advisors offer in-depth analysis on the political, policy and legal implications of Brexit and how it affects your business.

We specialise in a wide range of sectors and can help to answer big questions about Brexit and the changes businesses should be making, including:

  • How has the entry into the UK-EU trade agreement affected you?
  • How will the entry into any further UK-EU trade agreements affect you?
  • How will any long-term new trade agreements affect you?

Our team of advisors can provide bespoke assessments of your business, including:

  • Assessing how your business is affected by Brexit
  • Providing personalised practical plans to ensure your business adapts, if required

A major challenge you face is complying with the terms of the UK and EU deal. Importing and exporting to the EU, travel, hiring and data have all changed. The deal is also not fully comprehensive and further issues, notably relating to the provision of services, are still to be fleshed out.

Our team can help you with all your Brexit needs in two steps:

1.

Information

You need to have procedures in place to ensure you are well-informed about the Brexit process. Relying on press reports isn’t enough. Understanding and forecasting the impacts Brexit has had on your business are fundamental to your strategy and to gaining advantages. FBC Manby Bowdler will provide you with a tailored service which monitors progress, analyses published documents, and identifies the impacts for your business.

2.

Action

You should decide on any contingency plans you might need and when they should be activated. Contingency measures could include setting up alternative supply chains, identifying new customer markets, or re-skilling employees. FBC Manby Bowdler has been at the forefront of advising clients on the commercial implications of Brexit from the very beginning. We have the experience to help you devise and implement contingency measures for your business, whatever industry you operate in.

James Sage

Working With Our Service Team

Our approach is innovative, uncomplicated and always transparent so you know at all times what we are undertaking on your behalf and the costs involved.

- James Sage

If you have an enquiry in relation to a Corporate matter or simply want to speak to a member of our expert team, please get in touch.

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Did you know we offer a free legal review to all businesses?

Frequently Asked Questions

Any laws which were passed by the EU before the UKs exit in January 2020 remain in UK Law. This is referred to as ‘retained EU legislation’.

This is dependant as to whether you have received ‘indefinite lever to enter / indefinite leave to remain’ status. If you do have this status then you won’t need to do anything further to remain living in the UK. If you do not have this status then you will be required to either apply for British Citizenship or apply directly to the EU settlement scheme in order to say living / working within the EU.

In short, the answer is no. Almost all of the laws passed under the EU have been incorporated into UK law so unless the UK government choose to revoke these laws, your consumer rights will remain unaffected.

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Andrew Wynne

Senior Partner

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David Grove

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David Preece

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Gareth Ruddock

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Guy Birkett

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Ifzal Akhtar

Senior Associate

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James Sage

Partner

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Jonathan Moss

Solicitor

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Julia Fitzsimmons

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Sarah Baugh

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Stephen Burke

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Stuart Rea

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Tom Devey

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Tracy Worthington

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What Our Clients Say
 

Stuart Rea handled our unusual and complex matter with professionalism.  He understood what we wanted to achieve and gave us very clear guidance on our legal position - even though we did not necessarily want to hear the advice it was essential to our charity understanding our legal position and therefore making lawful decisions.  He also worked to the very tight timescales that we needed.

Stuart Rea

Mr Soulsby

 

David Preece gave us timely and relevant advice on a share purchase agreement:  we needed the key risks and implications explaining to us and he did that in a clear and direct way.  The service was good quality and good value.  Would definitely use the firm again.

David Preece

Ms Henry

 

I used FBCMB for a business/commercial and found them to be helpful, professional and informative.  Their costs were as quoted.  I would recommend them and if I need their services in the future I would certainly use them again.

Jaspreet Kler

Ms Plant

 

David Preece of FBC Manby Bowdler's Corporate Team could not have offered more support and understanding in the complicated process of buying multiple businesses. I received the peace of mind, step by step updates and complete support that helped the whole process complete smoothly and on time. FBC Manby Bowdler look after our entire legal business.

The knowledge and support we receive across all departments is exemplary and gives us the space we need to concentrate on our core strategy. Knowing that we have industry leading professionals available when we need them gives us the confidence and peace of mind we need to grow our business, whether that includes acquisitions, possible litigation, commercial matters or human resourcing considerations.

FBC Manby Bowdler have the experience and the approach which can fit any size of business. We look forward to continuing our partnership in the future.

David Preece

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