A group of MPs has launched an enquiry into the possible effects of Brexit on the justice system.
The House of Commons Justice Committee has invited written submissions from experts on the issue and other parties likely to be affected by Britain’s eventual exit from the European Union.
The Committee’s investigation will include family law and its eventual report will make recommendations to the government on the legal issues that will need to be addressed during the exit negotiations.
One significant issue to be addressed is the EU law defining and regulating multi-country legal disputes. This would not necessarily apply to the UK following Brexit but its removal would affect the ability of the English courts to rule on cross-border cases.
The deadline for submissions is 11 November, with a maximum length of 3,000 words. The Committee will hold hearings on the issues involved at a later stage.