The following Dispute Resolution practice note provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:
This Practice Note is for use when making a reference to the Court of Justice on or before IP completion day (31 December 2020 at 11 pm). A reference from the UK cannot be made after this date.
Brexit: The UK's departure from the EU has implications for practitioners considering making a reference to the Court of Justice. Such a reference is made under CPR 68 and associated practice direction which are revoked on IP completion day (31 December 2020 at 11 pm).
For guidance, see:
Practice Note: Brexit post implementation period—CPR changes including, in particular, main section: Part 68—References to the European Court.
News Analysis: Brexit next steps: The Court of Justice of the European Union and the UK
The CPR provisions for dealing with a reference to the Court of Justice are set out in CPR 68 and associated practice direction, CPR PD 68.
This Practice Note makes reference to the following:
CPR 68 and CPR PD 68
Rules of Procedure of the Court of Justice—referred to in this Practice Note as Rules of Procedure
Court of Justice Practice Directions to the parties concerning cases brought before the court—referred to in this Practice Note as Court of Justice Practice Directions
Recommendations of the Court of Justice. There are two sets of recommendations:
Recommendations to national courts and tribunals in relation to the initiation of preliminary
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