Gloucestershire businesses gain clarity on the law at Brexit workshop

Consultant solicitor Kym Fletcher of Willans LLP speaking at the seminar (c) Clint Randall / Pixel P

Consultant solicitor Kym Fletcher of Willans LLP speaking at the seminar (c) Clint Randall / Pixel PR Photography - Credit: Archant

Over 30 county decision-makers and executives were briefed on the employment, commercial & data protection law implications of Brexit at a workshop at Cheltenham’s Manor by the Lake

Gloucestershire businesses gained some clarity over their legal obligations post-Brexit at a workshop run by leading South West law firm Willans LLP on Tuesday, February 26.

Commercial lawyers from the Legal 500-rated firm and Wynne-Jones IP explained and answered audience questions over tricky topics such as commercial agreements, commercial property and intellectual property post-Brexit, along with the new rules for EEA workers in this country, and compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation after March 29.

Guests from high-profile firms such as Brewin Dolphin, Cotteswold Dairy, Lillian Faithful Homes and Kohler Co, enjoyed networking and lunch after the briefing session.

Emma Smales, senior staff attorney at Kohler Co, commented; “It was thoroughly informative and pragmatic guide to issues that businesses need to address in the face of Brexit. I’ll certainly take away and implement some of the more practical elements discussed in the seminar.”

Partner Matthew Clayton, speaker and head of Willans’ employment law team, commented: “Politically there’s little certainty over what’s about to happen in the coming weeks, but fortunately the law provides some welcome clarity for businesses on the practical legal implications of Britain no longer being in the EU, when or indeed if Brexit happens. Knowing their obligations in terms of employment, commercial & data protection law in the possible scenarios gives businesses a little more confidence, at a time when this is in short supply.”

Willans LLP are legal advisers for businesses, individuals, charities and not-for-profit organisations based locally, nationally and internationally, and employ around 80 people at its offices at Imperial Square, Cheltenham.

For more information, visit the Willans LLP website.

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