Lawyers back government call for civil justice cooperation post-Brexit

26 Aug 2017

Civil justice cooperation will be needed between the United Kingdom and the European Union to resolve cross-border legal disputes after Brexit, the government has conceded.

In a new position paper, ‘Providing a cross-border civil judicial cooperation framework’, published on 22 August, the government says it will seek an agreement allowing for “close and comprehensive cross-border civil judicial cooperation on a reciprocal basis”.

The paper proposes that the UK remain a party to the Hague and Lugano convention...

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