“It is a great pleasure for me to speak to you today, albeit through virtual means. I have been asked to speak about the implications of Brexit and COVID 19 for the UK’s law and its legal system. These are large subjects, with significant legal consequences that are still unfolding and will continue to do so for years to come. Needless to say, in the time available I will have to focus on specific topics. So in relation to Brexit I will zero in on (i) the role of retained EU law and (ii) how our departure from the EU might strengthen our relationships with other common law jurisdictions. I will then turn to discuss the immediate impacts of COVID-19 on the operation of the UK’s legal system, before considering some of the longer term opportunities it provides in respect of access to justice …” (more)
Lord Sales, Justice of the UK Supreme Court, ‘Implications of Brexit and Covid-19 for UK Law’, New Zealand Senior Courts Judges’ Conference, Tauranga, 15–17 April 2021.