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Practical Approaches in Preparing for Brexit



Hosted by Causeway Corporate Members RSM, this topical event will hear perspectives from both sides of the Irish Sea.

With now less than 100 days to go until the end of the Brexit transition period on 1 January 2021, recent press reports and statistics from the British Chambers of Commerce suggest that only half of UK firms that trade internationally have considered the impact of Brexit on their business.

Whilst there are still several matters yet to finalised between the EU and UK in regard to Brexit, there are aspects of businesses day to day trading activities in relation to VAT and Customs Duty which we know will bring changes. 

This online event will be hosted by our corporate members, RSM, with guest speakers from RSM UK and and RSM Ireland.

Currently, they are seeing huge amounts of variation amongst businesses in terms of the time and resource they are committing and the level of detail in their planning.

To support businesses, RSM has developed a comprehensive portfolio of tools to ensure that businesses can take a rigorous and structured approach to their preparations and identify the appropriate strategy for the business. 

If your business would like to find out more on RSM's practical approach to preparing for Brexit, and the support and guidance they can offer, don't miss this Brexit webinar, hosted by Patrick Norris and his colleagues RSM UK and  RSM Ireland. This session will also include a Q&A with the panel.

Key Speakers:

  • Patrick Norris, RSM UK
  • Jim Burberry, RSM UK
  • Paddy Stapleton, RSM Ireland
  • Warren Keogh, RSM Ireland

Register for this event and we will send you Zoom details nearer the time.

Please note, this webinar will be recorded, by joining the event, you consent to the recording of this webinar.

Read Jim's latest blog here >


Patrick Norris, Partner


Patrick is a partner in the accounts and business advisory specialism based in RSM’s Glasgow office. Patrick has extensive experience of dealing with international issues and heads up the UK firms Irish desk, with specialisms in UK firms establishing a presence in Ireland. Patrick specialises in advising clients in the mid-market on accounting and business matters, and his experience in acting as a trusted advisor and forming close working relationships with clients has led to a strong reputation in the mid- market sector, with a particular focus on owner-managed businesses.

Jim Burberry


Jim is RSM’s head of VAT and indirect taxes practice in Scotland. Jim is based in RSM’s Edinburgh office. Jim works with his fellow partners and colleagues in other tax disciplines to deliver composite, practical and commercial tax solutions. He is part of RSM’s food and drink, real estate and construction and not-for-profit sector teams. Jim has over 28 years VAT experience with the last 13 years in a leadership role as a partner with client service responsibilities. Jim has worked internationally on in-bound and out-bound VAT compliance projects for his UK and non-UK clients in virtually all of the 28 EU member states and worldwide, in countries such as Canada, Australia, Switzerland and Norway, including ERP implementation programmes. Jim is the VAT technical advisor to the Scottish Federation of Housing Associations. Jim is a member of the UK VAT practitioners Group. Jim is also a member of the Devolved Tax Collaborative looking at Scotland’s Fiscal affairs.

Paddy Stapleton , Partner


Paddy is a Tax Partner with the firm, specialising in tax planning and structuring for foreign direct investment. Paddy specialises in advising corporate clients on international and domestic tax issues, including the following; establishment and restructuring of international operations; IP planning and incentives; due diligence assignments for mergers and acquisitions; implementation and improvement of tax policies; Revenue audits. Paddy is a Chartered Tax Adviser and a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Ireland.

Warren Keogh, Director


Warren is based in RSM’s Dublin office and delivers a number of services including management accounting, accounts preparation and payroll for foreign direct investment business entities. Prior to joining RSM, Warren held a role in industry and this in-house experience has provided him with strong commercial skills and an insight into the clients perspective. Consequently, Warren provides a broad range of business advisory to his client portfolio.

Date & Time

Tue, 27 October 2020

16:00 - 17:00

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