UK Policy Paper – cross-border civil judicial cooperation

This paper outlines the United Kingdom’s position on cross-border civil judicial cooperation in the future partnership with the EU after Brexit.

The UK Government will seek a deep and special partnership with the EU after Brexit. Within this partnership, cross-border commerce, trade and family relationships will continue. Building on years of cooperation across borders,
it is vital for UK and EU consumers, citizens, families and businesses, that there are coherent common rules to govern interactions between legal systems.

To this end, the UK, as a non-member state outside the direct jurisdiction of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), will seek to agree new close and comprehensive arrangements for civil judicial cooperation with the EU.

Details of the UK’s negotiating position is fully outlined in the document available at:

Providing a crossborder civil judicial cooperation framework (pdf)