UK Great Repeal Bill

Posted on: 04/04/2017

When asked whether the Government’s promised Great Repeal Bill would help avoid any gaps in the legal protection provided by these Regulations, Professor Rebecca Bailey-Harris said “it will not”.

Parliamentary Report says it is clear that the Government’s promised Great Repeal Bill will be insufficient to ensure the continuing application of the Brussels II and Maintenance Regulations in the UK post-Brexit: we are unaware of any domestic legal mechanism that can replicate the reciprocal effect of the rules in these two Regulations. We are concerned that, when this point was put to him, the Minister did not acknowledge the fact that the Great Repeal Bill would not provide for the reciprocal nature of the rules contained in these Regulations.

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