Brexit highlights—1 May 2020

Brexit highlights—1 May 2020

These Brexit highlights bring you a summary of the latest Brexit news and legislation updates from across a range of LexisNexis® practice areas, collated on 1 May 2020.

General Brexit headlines

This section contains key overarching Brexit news headlines.

Brexit Bulletin—key updates, research tips and resources (April 2020)

We have published an update to our Brexit Bulletin—key updates, research tips and resources. The latest edition includes further commentary on the impact of coronavirus (COVID-19) on the Brexit timeline.

See: LNB News 30/04/2020 70.

Brexit Bulletin—EU calls for genuine progress in negotiations in light of UK refusal to extend transition

On 24 April 2020, following the delayed second round of talks on the future UK-EU relationship, EU Chief Negotiator Michel Barnier gave a statement. In the remarks, Mr Barnier acknowledged the grave circumstances and collective responsibility to focus on tackling the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis. However, with the clock ticking on the Brexit transition period, and with the EU taking note of the UK's refusal to extend the timeline, tangible substantive progress is essential. The priority workstreams summarised by Mr Barnier include: ensuring full implementation of the Withdrawal Agreement, preparing for the negative economic consequences that the end of transition will entail and negotiating a future partnership agreement to limit those consequences. The EU has called for serious engagement from the UK on these parallel workstreams, based on the principles and objectives agreed in the Political Declaration.

See: LNB News 24/04/2020 74.

Brexit Bulletin—First meeting of the Specialised Committee on the Northern Ireland Protocol

On 30 April 2020, the UK and EU held the first Specialised Committee meeting on the implementation and application of the Northern Ireland Protocol under the Withdrawal Agreement, with UK and EU delegations meeting via video conference. In March 2020, the Joint Committee on the Withdrawal Agreement agreed that 'proper and timely' implementation of the Northern Ireland Protocol is a key priority. The Specialised Committee on the Protocol on Ireland/Northern Ireland is one of the six Specialised Committees

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Holly joined LexisNexis in July 2014 and works primarily on the PSL Public Law module. Holly read law at university and qualified as a solicitor in private practice. Before starting her legal career, she gained experience working in local government and spent a year studying politics. Prior to joining LexisNexis, Holly worked in the Global Technology and Sourcing team at BP, supporting a variety of global procurement and compliance projects. Upon joining LexisPSL, she worked in the Commercial and LexisAsk teams before assisting with the development and launch of the PSL Public Law module. Holly looks after a number of core public law subject areas, including Brexit.