April 2, 2019
Mi Brexit is a fixed cost package, designed by Muckle LLP, to help businesses prepare for Britain’s withdrawal from the EU. Through the plan, expert commercial lawyers at the Newcastle-based law firm review businesses’ contracts, report on their findings and personally advise clients on how to implement their recommendations in a 30 minute call.
Billed as a ‘commercial contract health-check’, the package is aimed at any business, large or small, which is concerned about the ramifications of Brexit on existing and future contractual relationships with customers or suppliers. The idea for Mi Brexit came out of feedback from business people who attended the law firm’s recent Brexit roadshows in Newcastle, Newton Aycliffe and Carlisle.
More than 200 delegates from businesses from across the region turned out to attend the popular Brexit talks provided by Muckle LLP’s commercial solicitors Luke Donockley and Robin Adams.
Luke reflects: “Our recent events were oversubscribed and I think that speaks volumes about how businesses currently feel about Brexit.
“Regardless of your political views, the reality is that the terms of the UK’s departure from the EU have been shrouded in uncertainty and that has been deeply unsettling both for businesses with a presence in the UK, and those supplying UK businesses from abroad, that are trying to plan for their future.
“How will leaving the EU affect business? Will trade barriers hold you back? Will your supply chain be affected? Will you be able to provide the same products and services in the same way? “To use a Vote Leave campaign phrase, we wanted to do something to help businesses ‘take back control’ and deal with some of these questions by advising on the positive steps organisations can take right now.
“That is why we have developed Mi Brexit, to help businesses protect their livelihoods through a comprehensive review of their contracts in the context of Britain’s withdrawal from the EU, with clear advice on what to do next. “We also wanted to ensure Mi Brexit was a fixed price package, providing cost certainty to businesses at a point when certainty is in short supply.
“As we said during our roadshows, whatever terms are ultimately agreed, businesses should already be planning for our country’s future relationship with the EU, and make the most of the withdrawal period to prepare for life outside the customs union and single market, our most likely post-Brexit destination.”
One attendee of Muckle LLP’s topical events, Pulin Trivedi, head of North East sales at global business Siemens Financial Services, comments: “Amid such uncertainty, it is vital that the business community comes together and supports each other through Brexit.
“Luke and Robin have done a superb job of clarifying the current situation and shared some excellent advice on managing risk through commercial contracts, an issue which is of paramount importance to most businesses.”