Brexit highlights—4 September 2020

Brexit highlights—4 September 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 4 September 2020.

Brexit survey—preparing for the end of the transition period

As the summer draws to a close and the end of the Brexit transition period approaches, lawyers are starting to re-focus on what that means for legal practice. We are continuing to engage with the legal market on the key issues and priorities regarding preparations for the end of the Brexit transition and beyond. Please answer our short survey to have your say.

See: LNB News 28/08/2020 5.

General Brexit headlines

This section contains key overarching Brexit news headlines.

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

The UK and EU have published the agenda for the eighth round of negotiations on the future UK-EU relationship, taking place in London between 8 and 10 September 2020. The next round focuses on the core areas of divergence in the talks including level playing field, horizontal arrangements and governance, fisheries, and law enforcement and judicial co-operation. It also includes sessions on trade in goods, services and investment, energy and transport, as well as sessions on mobility and social security co-ordination, and participation in EU programmes.

See: LNB News 04/09/2020 85.

Brexit Bulletin—Barnier safeguards EU principles in deadlocked future UK-EU relationship negotiations

EU chief negotiator, Michel Barnier, ‘worried and disappointed’ over the state of UK-EU future relationship negotiations, has stressed the EU ‘will not sacrifice its principles for the sole benefit of the UK’, ahead of the eighth round of talks. In a keynote address at the Institute for International and European Affairs, Barnier held the UK answerable for ‘not engaging constructively’ on level playing field, fisheries and governance—conditions for a ‘close partnership’. Urging stakeholders to ‘make no mistake’ about the ‘huge difference between a deal and a no-deal’, Barnier laid the ‘responsibility’ for compromising on the UK. A ‘legal and

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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.