Goodbye to EU Law?

The Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Act 2023 (“REUL Act“) and the Financial Services and Markets Act 2023 (“FSMA 2023“) received the royal assent on Thursday 29 June. These two pieces of legislation mark a step forward in the efforts to remove EU derived law from the UK Statute Book, except where required to … Read more

Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill – Update on Progress

The Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill (REUL Bill) has now completed its report stage in the House of Lords and is due to have its 3rd Reading on 22 May, after which it will return to the Commons.  A reprint of the REUL Bill showing the substantial amendments made at this stage will … Read more

A sensible approach to Retained EU Law

Kemi Badenoch, the Minister responsible for retained EU law, yesterday announced a change of plan on the abolition of retained EU law and its replacement by purely domestic law, available here (and see also a related announcement here).  This is reflected in proposed Government amendments to be made during the Report Stage of the Retained … Read more


Much has been written about the Retained EU law (Revocation and Reform) Bill (the Bill), which is currently going through Parliament. This is the latest in the line of legal developments since a majority of the UK voted to leave the European Union in June 2016. Approaching seven years later, what is clear is how … Read more