This online seminar will cover substantive law issues around the end of the UK's transition from the EU including future civil justice cooperation and data adequacy and GDPR.

The seminar took place online on 29 October 2020. Watch the full session video, view the agenda and speaker details and read our related EU transition FAQ documents below.

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29 October 2020, 17:00 - 18:00
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EU transition seminar

Preparing for the end of transition: substantive law issues


EU transition FAQs


Read the Bar Council's EU transition FAQs and visit the Brexit and the UK’s relationship with the EU page for more information:

FAQs part 1: Practice Rights

FAQs part 2: Case Management

FAQs part 3: Civil Justice cooperation

FAQs part 4: Study and career choices


Seminar speakers and agenda

Rhodri Thompson QC, Chair of the Bar Council's EU Law Committee

The future Civil Justice Cooperation between the EU and the UK

Evanna Fruithof (Consultant Director of Bar Council’s Brussels office)

  • End of the Transition Period : transitional provision in the Withdrawal Agreement; Commission CJC / PIL readiness notices

Prof Jonathan Harris QC (Serle Court)

  • The position from 1 January 2021: the UK PIL Bill and new implementing legislation

Fergus Randolph QC (Brick Court Chambers)

  • Hague Choice of Court Convention 2005; looking ahead - Lugano 2007 and Hague 2019

Paul Norris (Ministry of Justice)

  • A view from the MOJ

Data adequacy, GDPR, data transmission regime in light of Schrems II


Rupert Paines (11KBW)

Sam Green (Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport)

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