Lords: Government must address uncertainty over judicial reciprocity

Peers highlight need for new arrangements to protect families and businesses

20 Mar 2017

‘Real hardship’ awaits families and businesses unless the government ensures the mutual recognition of court judgments across the EU is duplicated post-Brexit, a House of Lords committee has warned.

The EU’s programme of civil justice cooperation provides clarity over where legal disputes should be pursued and cannot be replaced by domestic legislation, according to the EU Justice Sub-Committee’s report Brexit: justice for families, individuals and businesses?

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