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Committee questions Minister on negotiations for post-Brexit civil justice cooperation

17 July 2018

The House of Lords EU Justice Sub-Committee hears from Lucy Frazer QC MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Ministry of Justice, about negotiations for post-Brexit Civil Justice Cooperation


Tuesday 17 July in Committee Room 3, Palace of Westminster

At 10.45am

  •  Lucy Frazer QC MP, Parliamentary Under-Secretary, Ministry of Justice


This is the Committee's third evidence session following-up its March 2017 report titled: 'Brexit: Justice for Families, Individuals, and Businesses' which considered the impact of Brexit on the important area of civil judicial cooperation. Amongst other matters, Members look forward to asking the Minister:

  • What progress the Government has made in agreeing the provisions of the draft Withdrawal Agreement addressing the application of the Brussels regime during the transition period (Article 63)?
  • Whether the uncertainty caused by Brexit was having an impact on the UK's market for legal services?
  • What relationship the Government wants in the area of civil judicial cooperation after we leave the EU?; and,
  • Her response to the Council's negotiating guidelines of March 2018 referring only to judicial cooperation in "matrimonial, parental responsibility and other related matters".

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