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This Practice Note considers the impact that Brexit will have on cross border processes when the UK exits the EU. It considers the current position in relation to cross...

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Introducing European Account Preservation Orders (EAPOs) On 17 July 2014, a new regulation establishing a European Account Preservation Order or EAPO came into force and...

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The EFTA Court has jurisdiction in relation to EFTA states which are parties to the European Economic Area agreement. At present, these states are Iceland, Liechtenstein...

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The UK has voted to leave the EU and this will take place on exit day as defined in section 20 of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018. This has implications for...

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The UK has voted to leave the EU and this will take place on exit day as defined in section 20 of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018. This has implications for...

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Amendments in force on 14 July 2017 ARCHIVED: This Practice Note has been archived and is not maintained. The European Small Claims Procedure Regulation (EC) No 861/2007,...

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The Council of the European Union is comprised of ministers from each Member State. It is presided over by each Member State for a period of six months, in accordance...

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The UK has voted to leave the EU and this will take place on exit day as defined in section 20 of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018. This has implications for...

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The European Commission is comprised currently of 28 Commissioners, one from each Member State, including the President, Vice-Presidents and the High Representative of...

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The European Council is comprised by the heads of state or government of the Member States of the EU, the European Council President and the President of the European...

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The European Parliament is one of the EU institutions, which exercises legislative powers. Its responsibilities include: • debating and passing laws (with the Council of...

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STOP PRESS: On 23 June 2016, the UK held a referendum on its membership of the EU, with a majority voting in favour of the UK leaving the EU. The full impact of Brexit...

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Membership of the European Union has steadily grown since its founding members formed the European Coal and Steel Community in 1952, followed by the establishment of the...

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STOP PRESS: On 23 June 2016, the UK held a referendum on its membership of the EU, with a majority voting in favour of the UK leaving the EU (aka 'Brexit'). On 29 March...

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This Practice Note has been archived and is not updated What is a reference to the European Court? The Court of Justice of the European Communities (European Court) can...

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The UK has voted to leave the EU and this will take place on exit day as defined in section 20 of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018. This has implications for...

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