Brexit Workshop - Belfast
1pm - 4pm
Join us for a half-day workshop to discuss the challenges for rolling over environmental law under the Great Repeal Bill.
The Great Repeal Bill White Paper states that the UK Government intends that ‘wherever practical and sensible, the same laws and rules will apply immediately before and immediately after our departure’ from the EU. The aim of the workshop is to draw together a small group of environmental lawyers, practitioners, regulators and academics for a round-table discussion and exploration of ‘pinch-point’ issues for rolling over current environmental legislation in Northern Ireland.
The workshop will be chaired by Karen Blair of Cleaver Fulton Rankin Solicitors and Trustee of UKELA.
It will include presentations about UKELA’s work and research on Brexit by Andrew Bryce, co-chair of UKELA’s Brexit Task Force and Rosie Oliver, UKELA’s Working Party Adviser. Rosie and Andrew will report on some of the key issues and challenges identified in relation to UK/English legislation, including referential drafting, enforcement, standard setting, and the re-patriation of functions carried out by EU institutions. They will then lead a discussion on the extent to which these issues also apply to legislation in Northern Ireland.
There will also be a discussion of challenges for cross-border environmental regulation and legislation, including on a short presentation on waste by Andrew Ryan (TLT), convenor of UKELA’s Northern Ireland working party.