Public Law

For more than two years 29 March 2019 was the date on which the UK was expected to leave the EU. Brexit has of course now been delayed, although the new longstop date of 31 October 2019 is itself subject to change. For more information on the extension agreement between the UK and the EU read our recent blog here.

A no-deal Brexit remains a possibility notwithstanding the apparent desire of the UK Parliament to avoid that outcome.

If the UK leaves the EU without a deal, importers and exporters risk goods being held at the UK border unless they have taken a number of key steps:

  1. Get a UK Economic Operator Registration Identification Number;
  2. Register for the Transitional Simplified Procedure if eligible;
  3. Make sure you are set up with an agent / appropriate software to make customs declarations.

Read our latest legal update for more information.


Hannah Frahm

Practice Development Lawyer at Brodies LLP
Hannah is a Practice Development Lawyer for the Brexit Advisory Group.She is a German qualified lawyer with a professional background in Real Estate. Hannah brings to the firm a multinational legal education (with stints in Germany, France, Thailand and the UK), a strong academic profile (German PhD in process) and communicative support for our German and French speaking clients.
Hannah Frahm