Great Repeal Bill

New Brexit Papers – Government Position Paper on Collaboration on Science and Innovation and House of Commons Library Briefing Paper on the Withdrawal Bill

The Government has published a position paper on Collaboration on science and innovation. Having previously stated its intent to continue to collaborate with its European partners on major science, research and technology initiatives, this paper sets out the UK’s objectives … Continue reading

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Legislating for the UK’s withdrawal from the EU

The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill was published by the Government in July 2017 and is the key piece of UK domestic legislation that will implement Brexit. In this briefing, we explain the main features of the Withdrawal Bill, how it … Continue reading

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UK GOVERNMENT PUBLISHES POSTION PAPERS AHEAD OF JULY NEGOTIATION

Three papers have been released by the UK Government, outlining how the UK will negotiate on the following issues:   •Ongoing Union judicial and administrative proceedings •Nuclear materials and safeguards issues •Privileges and immunities   The Government also released a … Continue reading

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(GREAT) REPEAL BILL RELEASED

Today the UK Government released the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill (the Repeal Bill), along with an official press release. Explanatory notes, general information about the bill, delegatory powers' memorandum, and a guidance note for businesses and organisations were also made … Continue reading

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Great Repeal Bill White Paper: Submission to the UK Government by Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

On 30 March 2017 the UK Government published its White Paper on the Great Repeal Bill: Legislating for the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union. Today we made a submission to the UK Government in response to the White … Continue reading

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Queen’s Speech Brexit Programme

As had been widely anticipated, today's Queen's Speech was very Brexit focused and will cover a two-year period rather than the usual one year legislative programme, in order to provide sufficient time for Parliament to adopt the legislation by the … Continue reading

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Where next for Brexit – Q&A

Formal Brexit negotiations are starting today. Whereas the EU is ready and keen to go, the UK elections have thrown a spanner in the works as far as the UK is concerned. The new Government's position on Brexit is far … Continue reading

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LEGISLATING FOR THE UK’S WITHDRAWAL FROM THE EU – THE GOVERNMENT’S WHITE PAPER ON THE GREAT REPEAL BILL

On 30 March 2017 the Government published its White Paper on the Great Repeal Bill: Legislating for the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union. The principal purpose of the Great Repeal Bill will be to repeal the European Communities … Continue reading

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