How to prepare for a no-deal Brexit: 10 steps for law firms
Our leaflet will support law firms in preparing for the possibility of a no-deal Brexit.
It sets out 10 steps that you can take to prepare.
- Check your data transfers – appoint someone to take responsibility for data protection, and review the data flows and transfer mechanisms in your firm
- Check your website, domains and technology providers – do you use services hosted in Europe?
- Review intellectual property (IP) rights held by your firm – make sure they are protected in the event of a no deal
- Check your employees’ ability to work and live in Europe, if your firm has an EU presence
- If you do cross-border work, check whether your staff need a visa
- Check your contracts on goods or services received by your firm – will suppliers be affected by a no-deal Brexit?
- Check your VAT invoicing – a no-deal Brexit would change the VAT treatment of business to consumer supplies
- Check jurisdiction points in court proceedings for any pending action
- Check practice rights and insurance – following a no-deal, solicitors will not have the same rights to provide services in EU member states or rights of audience
- Check your business model to make sure it’s fit for purpose if your firm has operations in the EU/EFTA
For more information read our Brexit guidance or email us.