Brexit Highlights 5 – 11 November 2018

– A new policy paper was issued by the Department for Exiting the European UnionWightman and Others v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union.  It contains “written observations to the European Court of Justice (CJEU) following a reference made by the Inner House of the Court of Session in Scotland on whether an Article 50 notice is unilaterally revocable”. More information about the case can be found here.

– The European Scrutiny Committee (House of Commons) produced a new report – Forty-third Report of Session 2017–19

– The European Union Committee (House of Lords) produced a new reportBrexit: chemical regulation

– The European Statutory Instruments Committee (House of Commons) published a new report – Sixth Report of Session 2017–19 [Drawing attention to: The Intellectual Property (Copyright and Related Rights) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018]

– An updated guidance for caseworkers considering applications under the EU Settlement Scheme during the pilot was published.

Guidance on free movement rights of direct family members of European Economic Area (EEA) and Swiss nationals was updated.

– The House of Commons Library produced new research briefings – EU State Aid rules and WTO Subsidies Agreement; Brexit timeline: events leading to the UK’s exit from the European Union; Brexit and transport

4th Report – Proposed Negative Statutory Instruments under the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018; Includes a Recommendation on the following: Mutual Recognition of Protection Measures in Civil Matters (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 was published.

4th Report – Proposed Negative Statutory Instruments under the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018; Includes a Recommendation on Intellectual Property (Copyright and Related Rights) (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 was published.

– The EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee launched a call for evidence for its inquiry into Brexit: EU student exchanges and funding for university research

– The European Parliament published a new report – Report on the proposal for a regulation of the European Parliament and of the Council on the apportionment of tariff rate quotas included in the WTO schedule of the Union following the withdrawal of the United Kingdom from the Union and amending Council Regulation (EC) No 32/2000.

– The Law Society published no-deal Brexit guidance for solicitors – No-deal Brexit guidance: Data protection; No-deal Brexit guidance: Family law; No-deal Brexit guidance: Civil and commercial cooperation; No-deal Brexit guidance: Providing legal services in the EU

– A new article was published on the Bruegel blog – Post-Brexit transfers of personal data: The clock is ticking

– New posts were published on the LSE Brexit blog, including the following – ‘Britzerland’: the problem of dispute resolution post-Brexit; Continental Breakfast 13: Brexit’s lasting effects on the EU; The EU’s negotiating strategy has worked so far, but it’s playing a risky game

– A new article was posted on the Full Fact website – Would extending the Brexit transition period cost £15 billion?

– New posts were published on the Centre on Constitutional Change blog – Taking Back Control and Schrodinger’s Devolution; The Repatriation of Competencies After Brexit: Justice and Home Affairs

– New articles were published on the UK in a Changing Europe website, including the following – Brexit and the backstop

– The Institute for Government published a new report – Supervision after Brexit (Oversight of the UK’s future relationship with the EU)

– A new article was published on the UK Constitutional Law Association Philip Allott: UK/EU Withdrawal Agreement: A Legal Speculation

NEW ARTICLES IN THE LIBRARY

– New Brexit-related articles were published in the Law Society Gazette and New Law Journal:

  • Michael Cross, ‘‘Tragedy’ if no-deal Brexit spells end of Unified Patent Court’ [5 November 2018] L. S. G. 6.
  • Marialuisa Taddia, ‘On your marks. As the government grapples with the intellectual property rights of businesses post-Brexit, uncertainty is hitting patent activity in the courtroom’ [5 November 2018] L. S. G. 24–27.
  • Litigators fear the Brexit factor. Ongoing uncertainty around Brexit perceived as a negative factor’ (2 November 2018) 168 (7815) NLJ 4.

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