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Briefings: Leaving the EU

The EU Treaties provide for a specific mechanism for a Member State to leave the EU. The UK would remain subject to that procedure after a vote to leave the EU. In the absence of earlier agreement with the EU institutions and the remaining Member States, the UK would...

Briefings: Sovereignty

EU law takes effect within the UK by operation of the European Communities Act 1972 and any other specific implementing legislation: see s. 18 of the European Union Act 2011 and Pham [2015] UKSC 15 at §80 The UK retains sovereignty both through Parliament but also as...

Briefings: Regulation

The central purpose of regulation to create the single market is to give effect to the fundamental freedoms guaranteed by the EU Treaties, the free movement of goods, persons, services and capital, by replacing unnecessary national regulations by harmonised regulation...

Briefings: Status of the Settlement Agreement

The Settlement Agreement is a binding international agreement between the 28 Member States. § 3(ii) and (iii) of the Conclusions of the EU Council to which it is attached state that the Decision recording the Agreement is legally binding, compatible with the existing...