Brexit legislation tracker for Dispute Resolution practitioners
Brexit legislation tracker for Dispute Resolution practitioners

The following Dispute Resolution guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Brexit legislation tracker for Dispute Resolution practitioners
  • Brexit SIs—in force date
  • CPR changes—England and Wales only
  • Applicable law
  • Jurisdiction
  • Service of documents
  • Taking of evidence
  • European cross border processes
  • Settlement
  • Enforcement
  • more

This Tracker is designed to assist dispute resolution (DR) practitioners keep up-to-date with forthcoming legislation which will impact their particular areas of practice.

Various (EU Exit) Regulations (Brexit SIs) have been laid in preparation for Brexit in exercise of legislative powers under the European Communities Act 1972 and the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (EU(W)A 2018) to address failures of retained EU law to operate effectively, and other deficiencies arising from the withdrawal of the UK from the EU. A number of these will be of particular interest to dispute resolution lawyers and these are considered in this tracker. For details of all Brexit SIs, see Practice Note: Brexit legislation tracker.

Brexit SIs—in force date

All of the Brexit SIs were drafted to come into force by reference to exit day. At the time the SIs were drafted ‘Exit day’ was defined in the EU(W)A 2018, s 20(1)-(5). The date of exit day has changed on a number of occasions but was finally defined as 31 January 2020 at 11 pm.

Following the UK’s exit from the EU, the Withdrawal Agreement provides for a transition period, or what is termed in the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020 (EU(WA)A 2020) as an ‘implementation period’ or ‘IP’. This period ends on the IP completion day which is defined in Section 39 of the