Gowling WLG appoints customs and trade specialist in its international trade team

By Bernardine Adkins, David Lowe, Kieran Laird International law firm Gowling WLG has strengthened its international trade team with the appointment of Ursula Johnston as Director, Customs and Trade. Ursula joins from Ernst & Young, where she was the Brexit lead for their Customs and Trade (EMEIA) group. As an experienced customs and export controls […]

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Law Society: no-deal Brexit to wipe £3bn off UK legal sector

A no-deal Brexit would halve growth in the UK legal sector, according to economic forecasts by the Law Society and Thomson Reuters. Almost £3bn could be lost by 2025 if Britain exits Europe without a deal. The Society’s model, which used data and macroeconomic forecasts from the National Institute of Economic and Social Research, the IMF […]

“Too much hassle”: The lawyers who have changed their minds on Brexit

New data collected by The Lawyer shows that an overwhelming 82 per cent of UK-based lawyers voted to remain in the EU in the referendum. But perhaps the most significant finding of The Lawyer’s survey – if perhaps not a surprising one – is that there appears to be little sign of anyone on either side changing […]


Tell us how Brexit is impacting your team

Is Brexit going to create more work for you and your team as clients get to grips with the new regulatory landscape? Or are you worried that work will dry up? To answer these questions The Lawyer has launched an anonymous survey, which aims to gather thoughts from UK and European lawyers in private practice. […]

European firms in London spot the opportunities of Brexit

As 2016 was hailed the year of disruptive political change at the heart of the Anglo-Saxon world, many expected the political storm to sweep the European continent in 2017 due to the elections in several key countries. But election results in The Netherlands, Germany and France provided a certain level of relief and continuity for the EU […]

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