On 5 March, Gowling WLG published a briefing on this term and what it means.  “Retained EU law” is a legal term introduced into UK law under the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (and also used in Isle of Man law too). It captures EU-derived rights and legislation the government intends to retain and preserve in UK law for legal continuity after Brexit. There is no specific list of retained EU law for lawyers to refer to – it is a matter of statutory interpretation.


Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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