Employment and Immigration

Our employment and immigration team is advising clients across business sectors in Northern Ireland, the Republic of Ireland and Great Britain about the impact of Brexit on their workforces.

We can provide up-to-date advice on the current visa implications of Brexit for EU nationals who currently work, or have applied for work, in the United Kingdom or the Republic of Ireland, including the requirements for settled or pre-settled status under the Settlement Scheme.

Regardless of whether the United Kingdom exits the European Union with or without a deal, our employment and immigration team can support your contingency planning by providing bespoke and commercially driven advice on how Brexit will affect the rights of EU nationals and the requirements they must meet to live and work in the UK in the short and medium term.

We regularly advise clients on the current business visa pathways for non-EU nationals and expect similar rules to apply to EU citizens under the UK’s incoming immigration rules. We can keep you up-to-date with these changes as they unfold.

Many of the UK’s employment laws are derived from European law and in the long term, worker’s rights and employer obligations may begin to diverge. We have particular expertise in dealing with the most likely areas of change, including TUPE, agency workers and holiday pay and will be closely assessing how the UK’s courts and tribunals rely on existing European case-law after Brexit.

If you or your business have any questions on the potential implications of Brexit in relation to employment and immigration, please feel free to get in touch.