Latest Legal and Regulatory news update - 21st February 2020

Latest Legal and Regulatory news update - 21st February 2020

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Risk & Compliance



Retained EU law―a practical guide

Retained EU law is a legal term introduced into UK law under the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018. It captures EU-derived rights and legislation the government intends to retain and preserve in UK law for legal continuity once the transitional arrangements under the Withdrawal Agreement come to an end. There is no specific list of retained EU law for lawyers to refer to—it is a matter of statutory interpretation. In this revisited analysis, Kieran Laird, partner and head of constitutional affairs at Gowling WLG, examines its meaning, scope and status, and provides essential tips for navigating and interpreting retained EU law. See News Analysis: Retained EU law―a practical guide.


Brexit negotiations

BusinessEurope, the continent’s federation of business associations, has called on the UK and the EU to ‘find pragmatic solutions that prevent a cliff edge by the end of 2020’ if the negotiations over the future relationship do not move quickly enough. See News Analysis: BusinessEurope warns against Brexit ‘cliff-edge’ in negotiation wish list.


EU Court of Justice post-Brexit

Sylvia de Mars, senior researcher in international affairs and defence at the House of Commons Library, explains what role the Court of Justice of the European Union will play in the UK during the post-Brexit transition period and beyond. See News Analysis: Brexit next steps: The Court of Justice of the European Union and the UK.


Import controls post-Brexit

Michael Gove has confirmed plans which will introduce import controls on EU goods at the border between GB and the EU, following the end of the transition period on 31 December 2020. The plans mean that customs declarations will have to be submitted and goods’ checks will be enforced. Businesses have until 31 January 2021 to apply for customs support funding. See: LNB News 11/02/2020 9.


Data protection post-Brexit


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