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On 23 June 2016, the UK held an advisory referendum on its membership of the EU, with a small majority of those voting (and allowed to vote) being in favour of the UK leaving the EU (this option has become known as Brexit).
On 29 March 2017, Theresa May MP, the then UK Prime Minister, gave formal notification of the UK's intention to withdraw from the EU (ie to Brexit), commencing the withdrawal process under Article 50 TEU, starting the two-year process of the UK's withdrawal from the EU. That withdrawal period was repeatedly extended until 31 January 2020. During that time, the EU and the UK negotiated an agreement governing the terms of its withdrawal (the Withdrawal Agreement). A revised Withdrawal Agreement was subsequently negotiated and published on 17 October 2019.
For information about Brexit generally, see, Brexit—overview and Brexit timeline.
On 14 November 2018, the UK’s Conservative government and the European Commission announced a deal in principle on the legal terms of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. A copy of the draft Withdrawal Agreement agreed at negotiator level was published, along with an outline of the political declaration on the framework for the future EU-UK relationship, which was then finalised on 22 November 2018.
On 17 October 2019, the European Commission and the UK’s Conservative government announced an agreement in principle on the revised
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On the disposition of a property (whether by way of conveyance, transfer or charge), the party making the disposition will normally provide a title guarantee which implies standard form covenants for title. A landlord may give a title guarantee when granting a lease, but this is rare in practice.
The Financial Conduct Authority Handbook (FCA Handbook) includes sourcebooks to regulate the conduct of business by a regulated firm relevant to insurers: the Conduct of Business Sourcebook (COBS) and the Insurance Conduct of Business Sourcebook (ICOBS). This Practice Note considers how these
Company directors are not, by virtue only of their office as director, automatically entitled under company law to remuneration for services as a director or to reimbursement of expenses incurred in rendering such services. Power to pay directors remuneration for their services will need to be
This Practice Note provides a high-level introduction to diversity and inclusion (D&I) and key reasons why it is important to law firms. Specific aspects of D&I are covered in more detail in Practice Notes:•The growing focus on diversity and inclusion (D&I) in law firms•Unconscious bias—law
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