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The Windsor Framework: implications for healthcare and life sciences industries
After years of Brexit uncertainty for businesses in the healthcare and life sciences sectors, the Windsor Framework was published on 27 February 2023 following extensive EU/UK negotiations. The Framework should pave the way for the smooth supply of medicines from Great Britain to Northern Ireland, much to the relief of industry stakeholders and patients alike.
Data Protection and Digital Information Bill: briefing note
The Data Protection and Digital Information (No.2) Bill aims to reform the existing UK data protection regime following Brexit, namely the UK General Data Protection Regulation (UK GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018.
The Windsor Framework – cause for optimism for the logistics sector?
On Monday 27 February 2022, UK Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen unveiled the new ‘Windsor Framework’, heralded as a “decisive breakthrough” on the issues that had beset the Northern Ireland Protocol.
Statutory restriction dismissals – key considerations by tribunals
Over the past year, the Northern Ireland employment team prepared a series of external articles on potentially fair reasons for dismissal. This article deals with dismissals for reasons of statutory restriction.
Insurance forecast 2023: claims trends and future risks
Drawing on our experience across various risks, this 2023 insurance forecast report highlights some of the key trends that we anticipate will shape the insurance agenda for 2023 and beyond.
Consignors beware – transportation of dangerous goods by road
The deadline for parties who are currently only acting as consignors of dangerous goods – because they send dangerous goods to others or because they are consignors under the terms of a contract - must, from 1 January 2023, have appointed a Dangerous Goods Safety Adviser (DGSA).
Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill: briefing note
The Levelling up and Regeneration Bill aims to reverse geographical disparities between different parts of the UK by spreading opportunity more equally.
Online Safety Bill: briefing note
The UK Online Safety Bill is seen as one of the most far-reaching attempts to date to regulate online content. The Bill aims to deliver the UK Government’s manifesto commitment to make the UK the safest place in the world to be online while also defending freedom of speech.
Financial Services and Markets Bill: briefing note
After months of discussion and debate, the landmark Financial Services and Markets Bill was finally introduced to UK Parliament on 20 July 2022 - the last piece of legislation under the Johnson Government.
Transport Bill: briefing note
The Transport Bill is intended to “improve transport across the United Kingdom, delivering safer, cleaner services and enabling more innovations”. It will provide a new body, Great British Railways, with the powers it needs to act as the single national leader of the railways.