After the pre-election political high drama over whether the UK would be leaving Europe, the resounding conservative victory in December means that the UK will be departing Europe at 11pm (midnight EU time) on 31st January. The crowdfunding attempt to ensure that Big Ben bonged to mark the occasion has been abandoned over a call to unite the country on the inevitable new path. It is unavoidable that this conscious uncoupling will mean changes to our economic and political system and the country is still split over whether this will have a positive or negative impact. Dominic Hopkins, Head of Disputes & Litigation seeks to explore some likely consequences in his article The UK in the departure lounge as does Simon Wain in his article Brexit - Construction Contracts.

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