Brexit Highlights 7 – 13 October 2019

– The Outer House of the Court of Session rejected to order Prime Minister Boris Johnson to seek extension if a deal is not passed by the Commons. The case ([2019] CSOH 77) can be found here.

– The UK Government published a 150-page document outlining its Brexit readiness – No-Deal Readiness Report

– The European Union Committee (House of Lords)produced a new report – Brexit: refugee protection and asylum policy

– Various UK Government sets of no-deal guidance were updated – Exporting active substances for medicines after Brexit; Importing medicines from the EEA after Brexit; List of approved countries for authorised human medicines if there is a no-deal Brexit; Guidance on air freight of medicines in a no-deal Brexit; Guidance on importation of investigational medicinal products from approved countries in a no-deal Brexit; Exceptions and modifications to the EU guidance on good pharmacovigilance practices that will apply in a no-deal Brexit; Webinars: preparing to make submissions to the MHRA after Brexit; Guidance on pharmacovigilance procedures in the event of a no-deal Brexit; MHRA consultation on EU exit no-deal legislative proposals; Temporary import tariff rates and quotas after no-deal Brexit; Statutory Instruments relating to Brexit; Importing investigational medicinal products from approved countries after Brexit; EU exit, universities, research and innovation: stakeholder working group; International agreements if the UK leaves the EU without a deal

– The HM Revenue & Customs department published the third edition of its impact assessment – HMRC impact assessment for the movement of goods if the UK leaves the EU without a deal       

– The Department for Environment, Food & Rural Affairs published new promotional material – Livestock and poultry importers: steps to import livestock and poultry from the EU to the UK

– The following Brexit-related Government correspondence has been updated – Letters on no deal Brexit advice for businesses trading with the EU and/or the rest of the world;Letters on no deal Brexit advice for businesses trading with the EU

– The House of Commons Library produced new research briefings and blog posts – EU voters in England and Wales: Rights, regions and registers; Brexit and UK Defence: An Explainer; Getting divorced if there is a no-deal Brexit; Divorce after Brexit; How might Brexit affect UK overseas aid spending?; The progress of the EU Settlement Scheme so far; No-deal Brexit: A guide to Commons Library research; Queen’s Speech 2019; The UK competition regime; EU reciprocal healthcare arrangements: Brexit guidance; Brexit: trade tariffs if there is no deal; Brexit: devolved legislature business

– The Scottish Government published new sets of guidance and Brexit-related research – Cross-border civil and commercial legal cases after Brexit: guidance for legal professionals, Family law disputes involving EU after Brexit: guidance for legal professionals; Local Level Brexit Vulnerabilities in Scotland

– New articles were published on the Free Movement website, including the following – Brexit threat to refugee family reunion rights; What legal rights will EU citizens have after a no-deal Brexit?

– A new post was published on the Oxford Human Rights Hub – The Four Categories of Risk to Rights in the Brexit Process

– A new article was posted on the UCL Brexit blog – Why the European Council Must not Reject an Article 50 Extension Request

– The UK in a Changing Europe made available various blog posts and a podcast – Brexit Breakdown podcast: special live episode; Getting around the Benn Act: if there is a plan, can it really be a cunning one?; Johnson’s Brexit leaves UK economy worse off than May’s; The SNP’s Brexit dilemma

– A new report was published by Allen & OveryPreparing for a no-deal Brexit – ten points relevant to mainstream debt capital market issuance

– A new article was published on the Squire Patton Bogg Brexit Legal blog Brexit – So What Happens Now?

– New articles were published on the LSE Brexit blog, including the following – Knowing Me, Not Knowing EU: how misunderstanding the EU means misunderstanding the UK (and makes it harder to leave); Long read: Is Brexit the English reaction to devolution?; Northern Ireland depends on the EU’s fluid borders for survival

– A new article was published on the UCL Constitution Unit Northern Ireland and a border poll: hard truths

– New articles were published on the UK Constitutional Law Association blog, including the following – Jeff King: The Prime Minister’s Constitutional Options after the Benn Act: Part I; Jeff King: The Prime Minister’s Constitutional Options after the Benn Act: Part II; Daniel Halberstam: EU Brexit Litigation: A Short Guide to the Perplexed; Roger Masterman and Se-shauna Wheatle: Miller/Cherry and Constitutional Principle


Friedemann Kainer, René Repasi, Trade relations after Brexit (Nomos 2019)

Prorogation saga sparks controversy. More court drama expected for the prime minister’ (4 October 2019) 169 (7858) NLJ 4.

Confidence in conveyancing despite threat of no deal Brexit’ (4 October 2019) 169 (7858) NLJ 5.

David Greene, ‘Our unwritten constitution: under pressure & under scrutiny’ (4 October 2019) 169 (7858) NLJ 7.

Michael Arnheim, ‘Monarchs, judges & controversial prime ministers. The UKSC’s reversal of the High Court’s decision on prorogation is not in keeping with time-honoured principle’ (4 October 2019) 169 (7858) NLJ 9–10.

Simon Parsons, ‘Brexit – a constitutional crisis? Simon Parsons looks at the prorogation decision & the constitutional role of the courts’ (4 October 2019) 169 (7858) NLJ 11–12.

Next steps in countdown to Brexit. Prime minister under pressure at home & abroad as Brexit deadlines approach’ (11 October 2019) 169 (7859) NLJ 4.

Graeme Fraser, ‘Brexit: a cautionary tale for divorcing couples? Brexit is not divorce writ large but there are some parallels when it comes to brinkmanship & punishment’ (11 October 2019) 169 (7859) NLJ 18.

Recognition and enforcement of foreign judgments after Brexit: the Lugano Convention and the 2019 Hague Judgements Convention

The UK Law Societies Joint Brussels Office

16 October 2019 8:30 – 10:30 CEST

Nerviërslaan 85

85 Nerviërslaan

1040 Etterbeek


Free to attend – registration required

Effective Protection of EU-Derived Rights in the UK

United Kingdom Association for European Law

13 November 2019, 6.30-8pm

Bush House,

Lecture Theatre S 1.01

King’s College


UKAEL members £15, general public £25, students £5, student members free Please email