Brexit – Unscrambling EU Membership

The European Union is a unique political and legal structure. No other international body has the same range and depth of institutions, structures and laws. The European Union embodies over sixty years of compromise and cooperation, an evolution reflected in its change of name from the European Economic Community to the European Union.

Since 1973 the laws and institutions of what is now the European Union, have become an integral of the legal, political and business landscape in the United Kingdom. EU legislation affects almost every area of law and is the basis of regulation in many sectors.

Brexit involves an unprecedented disentanglement of laws and institutions. The final extent and nature of Brexit is unknown. There will be numerous macro level and micro level changes at once, or over a short time. Brexit has been described as disrupting an ecosystem. The cumulative effects of the multiple changes that are likely to occur, is unpredictable in many, if not most cases.

Brexit Issues Website

Brexit Issues contains over 750 articles on the various legal and tax aspects of Brexit and Brexit related issues. It does not offer opinions or judge the merits of Brexit.  It cannot predict the outcome or consequences.

Brexit Issues seeks to shine a light on the process and the possible outcomes by presenting the key legal aspects of the Brexit process, describing what the European Union is and what it does, describing the issues involved in leaving and the possible legal and regulatory landscape of a post-Brexit world.

Brexit Issues focuses on the key issues such as withdrawal, free movement, trade and the new relationship while giving a broad overview of the more general “cross-cutting” issues.

Brexit Issues and McMahon Legal

Brexit Issues is published by McMahon Legal, Solicitors. Brexit Issues has been written and compiled by Paul McMahon who has practised as a solicitor in Ireland for over 25 years. He also practised as an England and Wales solicitor for many years. Paul is also a chartered tax adviser and has qualifications in banking, finance and compliance.

Over 300 of the articles in Brexit Issues are the author’s summary or overview of the topic in question. The other articles are edited versions of public sector information, which are republished under the UK, EU or Irish legislation concerned. The author has no liability for errors and omissions. See the Disclaimer.

Paul has also written Irish Legal Guide which is a concise and comprehensive guide to Irish law. The modules on the areas of law relevant to business are now available. Other draft modules are available on McMahon Legal Guide. Paul has also written UK Legal (An Irish Guide) which gives an overview of doing business in and with the United Kingdom, for Irish businesses and individuals.