Legal certainty on retained EU law ‘undermined’

13 Jan 2020

A new approach to European court rulings in the new Withdrawal Agreement Bill undermines legal certainty, Lord Pannick QC has said.

Writing in the Times today, Lord Pannick expressed concern at this change in approach and appeared likely to propose improvements in the House of Lords this afternoon when the bill faces further scrutiny. 

The withdrawal agreement bill passed the Commons stage last week with a vote of 330 to 231.

Lord Pannick, who acted for Gina Miller in her action against the prime minister’s prorogation of parliament, said peers will make “appropriate” suggestions for improvements, saying that clause 26 concerning judgments of the Court of Justice of the EU (CJEU) &ld...

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