7 July 2017
It has been rumoured that the UK Government will shortly lay before Parliament a ‘Repeal Bill’ (the Bill formerly known as the “Great” Repeal Bill), which will provide that EU law that was applicable to the UK immediately before Brexit continues in force as UK law after Brexit. This will mark the beginning of an unprecedented legislative exercise to domesticate, in under two years, almost the entire EU body of law, which has taken the EU sixty years to create. Lawyers will take centre stage in explaining what it all means. The Government has so far been decidedly coy as to its plans, but here are some of the key issues to watch as the Government’s legislative aims are clarified.