With less than 2 months to go until Brexit and with continuing uncertainty Fieldfisher LLP, a European law firm, has established a Brexit Hotline for existing and new clients. The Hotline will put a team of Fieldfisher lawyers at the disposal of clients ready to advise on any risks, concerns, opportunities and actions that clients may require as they prepare for the outcome and manage the uncertainties of Brexit. The Fieldfisher team includes lawyers well-versed in a variety of legal areas – including supply chains; tariff and non-tariff barriers; data protection; employment and immigration; commercial and contractual matters; corporate re-structuring; and IP - both in the UK and in other European countries. The hotline number is 020 7861 4794.

The default position under UK law and the EU treaties is that he UK will leave the EU on the 29 March.  The ongoing uncertainty and increasing likelihood of a 'hard Brexit' is raising the risk for business based in and trading with the UK.  Clients will need to react to questions from employees, shareholders and investors as well as from their customers and supply chains who all want to know that the business is aware of the risks and managing them properly to minimize any disruption from Brexit.  That is why Fieldfisher is doing all it can to provide the necessary tools and access to advice that all businesses need" said Andrew Hood, co-chair of the firm’s Brexit Taskforce.