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.
Danuta Hübner, Ph.D. Chair of the Committee on Constitutional Affairs in the European Parliament, Member of European Parliament discusses the constitutional issues considered by the Committee during 2016.
Caroline Pidgeon, Liberal Democrat Chair of the London Assembly’s Transport Committee and member of the Police and Crime Committee reflects on the benefits of the EU in the field of policing and security.
Eilidh Wiseman, President of the Law Society of Scotland shares her reaction to the UK’s vote to leave the European Union.