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Global problems, local solutions

Liverpool is home to first class professional support services that offer strategic advice and contingency planning, as well as cargo and freight support to help you export with confidence.

We caught up with Liverpool-based firms to find out what support is available to local businesses, and how their clients have adapted to post-Brexit challenges.


Laura Darnley is the Legal Director at Brabners Law Firm, who specialise in employment and business immigration.

Laura highlights Brexit has led to the biggest changes to UK immigration law in a generation. Businesses now need to access the work permit route when wanting to accrue non-UK or settled nationals, and certain sectors now incur difficulties accessing the work permit route due to mandatory, specific skills and salary levels. Brabners continue to help their clients prepare and adjust to changes in Immigration and Employment Law. To find out more about their services, visit the website here.

DLA Piper

Mark Beardwood is Office Managing Partner, and Sarah Bell is the Head of North West Commercial and Technology Team at DLA Piper.

DLA Piper are a global law firm with offices in over 40 countries who offer an employable service to Liverpool and International clients looking to invest in the Liverpool City Region. DLA Piper have worked with their clients to help them implement mitigating strategies, and understand Rules of Origin. You can find a dedicated Brexit help page on their website that aims to help Liverpool businesses take advantage of new international opportunities.

Wynne Aviation Services

Wynne Aviation are based at Liverpool John Lennon Airport, offering Cargo and Freight services. Dave Hughes, Director at Wynne Aviation, explained they have 30 years experience in customs clearance. As they are already familiar with the rules and regulations, they were able to offer services and advice to other companies experiencing Brexit challenges, such as increased paperwork and customs regulations.

Wynne Aviation offer a complete service; from collection through to delivery, which they have found to be really effective in managing customer service. To find out if they could help your business, visit the website here.