Brexit round-up: reviewing 2017 and previewing 2018
Brexit round-up: reviewing 2017 and previewing 2018

The following Public Law guidance note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Brexit round-up: reviewing 2017 and previewing 2018
  • Reviewing 2017
  • EU withdrawal process
  • Brexit negotiations
  • Brexit legislation
  • Parliamentary scrutiny
  • Practical matters
  • Other developments of interest
  • Previewing 2018
  • Brexit negotiations
  • more

Published on 18 December 2017, this year’s Brexit round-up reviews some of the most significant developments of 2017 and previews what is on the horizon for 2018. This includes updates and analysis concerning the process and implications of triggering of Article 50 TEU, progress in the first phase of Brexit negotiations, the government’s domestic preparedness and contingency planning, including key legislative programmes, devolution issues and ongoing parliamentary scrutiny. Plus a look ahead to key priorities as both sides prepare to move negotiations into their second phase in 2018. Also included are updates on LexisNexis® content, including developments from the past year and what is coming up in the next 12 months.

Reviewing 2017

EU withdrawal process

What happened?

The UK's decision to withdraw from the EU is unprecedented, raising key legal and constitutional challenges. Since both the UK and the EU are in uncharted territory there has been continued debate on a range of resulting issues, for instance concerning the 2016 EU referendum result, the constitutional requirements for initiating the EU withdrawal process, the UK's negotiating plans and priorities and its relationship with the EU in both the short and long term. Some of these matters have been the subject of formal legal challenge, with litigation concerning the government's power to initiate Brexit progressing all the way to