When24 Jun, 2015
Legal Implications of possible British exit from the European Union
This is the first of two events designed to help practitioners in the public and private sectors , as well as businesses and opinion-formers, to understand the legal framework within which decisions will be taken on possible British exit from the EU.
A second, day-long workshop will take place in the autumn.
Chair: Sir Stephen Laws, KCB, QC, LLD, formerly First Parliamentary Counsel.
A. Pre-Brexit legal issues
What is the legal framework applicable in the context of possible British Exit (Brexit)?
A brief description of the legal framework (including Article 50/Treaty on European Union) within which strategic decisions will need to be made by businesses, lawyers and opinion formers on possible British exit from the EU. What might be achievable without treaty change; and what might not? Subsidiarity and regulatory reform.
Brexit, the EU Charter and human rights: implications of the repeal of the Human Rights Act
Repeal of the Human Rights Act and enactment of a British Bill of Rights . The implications of repeal for continuing adherence to the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights.
Key concerns in respect of migration and of citizenship
Key early concerns to address: (a) abuse of rights (including benefits tourism); (b) EU citizenship rights for non-UK nationals and for UK nationals(including free movement of workers); (c) asylum.
Audience questions on pre-Brexit issues
B. Post-Brexit legal issues for early consideration
UK access to the Internal Market: Competition and procurement
Post-Brexit questions for the future of UK access to the Internal Market –application of cross cutting rules of Competition Law , including state aid, and Procurement Law. The role of national regulators and EU regulators.
Free movement of goods: leaving the customs union and the common commercial policy
Free movement of goods; the future of the Common Commercial Policy; the future of the Customs Union
Attendees’ questions on post Brexit issues
C. Panel and attendees’ session: including how Brexit would affect the approach of the domestic courts?
Next steps: influencing thinking
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