The Brexit journey is underway and there will be plenty of twists in the tale ahead. After all, no country has ever left the EU before. The UK’s legal landscape post-Brexit could get quite a shake-up, with all laws derived from the European Union potentially being subject to change. One such candidate for consideration is the perhaps lesser known branch of competition law known as State aid.
The British Prime Minister’ s speech in Florence was aimed at rebuilding bridges with the European Union after three unsuccessful Brexit negotiating rounds, while at the same time trying to unite her deeply divided cabinet. Theresa May called for a transitional period; made a concrete financial offer; softened her tone on the rights of European citizens living in the UK; and repeated her request for a new deep and comprehensive economic partnership between the UK and the EU.
In this month’s viewpoint, the current President of the Law Society of Scotland, Graham Matthews, shares his thoughts on the challenges and opportunities facing the professions during his term.
Sajjad Karim MEP shares his views on the upcoming challenges with regard to Brexit and devolution.
E-commerce has brought us all closer to the promised land of competition – where ample choice, better quality and lower prices reside. Our online environment is seemingly delivering constant waves of innovation and competitive pressure. It has led to reduced barriers to entry, increased market access, increased market transparency and lower search costs.
The 28 member states of the European Union – and 27, once the UK has left us – together form one of the largest trading blocs in the world. The EU’s strength as both exporter and importer gives a powerful voice in international trade negotiations and in fora like the World Trade Organisation.
The UK’s exit from the European Union will have ramifications for legal professional privilege across the continent, and especially for lawyers qualified in England and Wales.
Notification and negotiation: the mechanics of Article 50 and future mechanisms of dispute resolution between the UK and the EU
Michael-James Clifton, Chef de Cabinet of the President of the EFTA Court, reflects on the practicalities of Article 50 and future mechanisms of dispute resolution between the EU and the UK.
Sir Julian King, UK Commissioner for Security Union, reflects on the challenges of tackling online propoganda as a means of radicalisation.