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What is ‘relevant separation agreement law’ and how does it operate in UK law?

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Published on LexisPSL on 22/12/2020

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  • What is ‘relevant separation agreement law’ and how does it operate in UK law?

‘Relevant separation agreement law’ is defined in section 7C(3) of the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (EU(W)A 2018, as follows: ‘In this Act ‘relevant separation agreement law’ means—

‘…(a) any of the following provisions or anything which is domestic law by virtue of any of them— (i) sections 7A, 7B, 8B or 8C or Part 1B or 1C of Schedule 2 or this section, or (ii) Part 3, or section 20, of the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020 (citizens’ rights and financial provision), or (b) anything not falling within paragraph (a) so far as it is domestic law for the purposes of, or otherwise within the scope of—(i) the withdrawal agreement (other than Part 4 of that agreement), (ii) the EEA EFTA separation agreement, or (iii) the Swiss citizens’ rights agreement, as that body of law is added to or otherwise modified by or under this Act or by other domestic law from time to time.’

As to the provisions set out in EU(W)A 2018, s 7C(3)(a)(i) and (ii) above:

  1. EU(W)A 2018, s 7A provides for the automatic incorporation into UK law of directly effective and directly applicable rig

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