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How law is shaping Brexit: Navigating a complex departure

19 January 2017
How law is shaping Brexit: Navigating a complex departure

Law academics are being called upon to help navigate Brexit, the UK’s complex departure from the European Union.

As the government triggers Article 50, experts from The Dickson Poon School of Law are contributing their knowledge and expertise to the key areas of trade, human rights and economics.

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Advising on the future trade in goods between the UK and EU, Dr Holger Hestermeyer has been appointed as Specialist Advisor to the House of Lords EU External Affairs Sub-Committee. Dr Hestermeyer is Reader in international dispute resolution and advised the EU External Affairs Sub-Committee on its new recent report examining Britain’s post-Brexit trade options. The Sub-Committee considered trade in goods and warned that bureaucracy and delays pose a serious concern for trading firms post-Brexit.

(L to R) Dr Holger Hestermeyer, Prof. Satvinder Juss & Prof. Takis Tridimis.

(L to R) Dr Holger Hestermeyer, Prof. Satvinder Juss & Prof. Takis Tridimis.

Providing expertise in human rights law, Professor Satvinder Juss has given evidence to the House of Commons Women & Equalities Select Committee inquiry on ‘Ensuring Strong Equalities after EU Exit’. The inquiry is considering how equality legislation will be affected by and can be enhanced after leaving the EU, and how to ensure ongoing strong equality legislation within an independent and internationally-focused UK.

The legal framework of the EU finances is one of the most complex areas of EU and will be affected profoundly by the impending exit of the United Kingdom. Professor Takis Tridimas, Director of the Centre for European Law at King’s, has provided evidence to the House of Lords EU Financial Affairs Sub-Committee, as it investigates the implications of Brexit for the UK’s contributions to and receipts from the EU budget.

Acting Dean of The Dickson Poon School of Law, Professor Ben Bowling said: ‘Our academics are at forefront of debate on the consequences of the United Kingdom decision to leave the European Union. As legal thinkers and researchers, we’re contributing expert evidence to enable government committees to understand policy options and make decisions about the way forward. The legal challenge ahead is momentous; we are better prepared to face this challenge equipped with facts, figures and knowledge of the law.’

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