After three years of negotiations, three rejections of the withdrawal agreement negotiated by Ms. Theresa May with the EU and one request to extend the negotiation period, the UK is somehow nowhere closer to agreeing the terms of its withdrawal from the EU.

Approval for the revised withdrawal agreement which was put forward by Mr Boris Johnson in Oct 2019 was withheld by the UK parliament, triggering the need for the Prime Minister to ask the EU for another extension to the negotiation period (as prescribed in the ‘Benn Act”).

In light of these developments, in this newsletter we outline what the current status quo is in the UK and in the EU in respect of the Brexit negotiation, and the risk of a no deal scenario in January 2020.

For more information, and any guidance or advice on the impact of Brexit, Cleveland & Co, External In-House Counsel™, your specialist outsourced legal team, are here to help.