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Preliminary references from the UK—practice, procedure and impact of Brexit

Published on: 29 October 2018
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Preliminary references from the UK—practice, procedure and impact of Brexit
  • What is the preliminary reference procedure?
  • What were the key UK preliminary references referred to or decided by the Court of Justice in the past 12 months?
  • How will Brexit impact the UK courts’ approach to questions concerning validity and interpretation of EU law and its obligations to make preliminary references?
  • What are the proposed timescales and transitional arrangements for matters in progress?
  • What practical tips would you give to practitioners now and in the coming months?
  • What are the key sources of guidance for the courts and practitioners in the UK and EU27?

Article summary

Public Law analysis: Annabel Borg, principal associate practice support lawyer at Eversheds Sutherland (International) LLP, discusses the EU’s preliminary reference procedure and considers how Brexit, and any associated transitional arrangements, will impact the UK courts’ approach to questions concerning validity and interpretation of EU law and its obligations for making preliminary references to the Court of Justice. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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