Brexit highlights—14 August 2020

Brexit highlights—14 August 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 14 August 2020.

Parliament has risen for the Summer recess and is due to return in September 2020, but we will continue to keep you updated on key developments.

Special report—Continental Shift: Navigating the Brexit transition

For our report Continental Shift: Navigating the Brexit transition, we have gathered insights and commentary from a range of experts on key developments following the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, focusing on some of the frequently asked questions on the transitional arrangements and key transition workstreams including implementation of the UK-EU Withdrawal Agreement, negotiation of the future UK-EU relationship, and domestic policy, legislation and preparation for the legal landscape beyond Brexit. As part of LexisNexis’ ongoing Brexit coverage, this report provides a helpful update on the key legal and practical issues, highlighting useful information and materials to help lawyers navigate the Brexit transition and prepare for legal changes on the horizon.

See News Analysis: Continental Shift: Navigating the Brexit transition.

General Brexit headlines

This section contains key overarching Brexit news headlines.

Brexit Bulletin—agenda for seventh round of future UK-EU relationship talks

The UK and EU have published the agenda for the seventh round of negotiations on the future UK-EU relationship, taking place in London between 18 and 21 August 2020. The next round focuses on the core areas of divergence in the talks including level-playing field, horizontal arrangements and governance, law enforcement and judicial co-operation, and fisheries. It also includes sessions on trade in goods and services, transport and energy, as well as sessions on participation in EU programmes, and mobility and social security co-ordination.

See: LNB News 13/08/2020 51.

Brexit Bulletin—Scottish Government rejects UK internal market proposals in consultation response

The Scottish Government has published its assessment of the UK government’s proposals for the UK internal market, outlined in the White Paper published for consultation on

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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.