Lawyer Monthly - October 2022

LegislativeOverhaul Examining the Retained EU LawBill Between the United Kingdom’s formal withdrawal from the European Union on 31 January 2020 and the end of the Brexit ‘transition period’ on 31 December 2020, the UK government created a category of domestic legislation consisting of EU statutes that had been kept, unchanged, as part of UK law, as well as other laws that were influenced by or derived from them. These retained EU laws (REUL) covered employment law, environmental regulation, data protection, IP law and other areas. The UK government published the Retained EU Law (Revocation and Reform) Bill on 22 September 2022. If enacted, REUL will lose the special status it currently enjoys and eventually become subject to revocation. Depending on the actions the government chooses to prioritise prior to this, the knock-on effects could be extensive. But how, and what would be affected? Written By Oliver Sullivan FEATUREOF THEMONTH 13

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