Brexit: A Way Forward

Marcello Sacco (Ed.)

by Sarah Alwahaibi (Leeds University, UK) , Sanja Ivic (Institute for European Studies, Serbia; Institute of Applied Ethics, University of Hull, UK) , Valentina Di Pietro (Limoges University, France) , Vincent Lagarde (Limoges University, France) , Martina Künnecke (Hull University, UK) , Nikos Skoutaris (East Anglia University, UK) , Michiel Poesen (Leuven University, Belgium) , Gregory Messenger (Liverpool University, UK) , Hazel Lobo (Reading University, UK) , Melanie Louise Brown (Bournemouth University, UK) , Gerard McCormack (Leeds University, UK) , Oriana Casasola (Leeds University, UK) , Alessandro Liotta (LUISS University, Italy)

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The outcome of the European Union membership referendum in 2016 has presented the United Kingdom with one of its greatest challenges of modern times. As negotiations for an exit strategy continue, this volume looks to open up conversations on the socio-legal implications of such a monumental transition. Aimed at addressing issues relating to Brexit that affect every aspect of British society, this book seeks to not just list the problems but to offer viable solutions for “the way forward”.
Divided into three parts, this book presents a comprehensive yet accessible discussion of the impact of Brexit on the United Kingdom. Part I brings together three social studies essays that reveal how Brexit is already affecting Brits abroad, the difficulties foreigners face in the UK, and the lack of opportunities for British students in the future. Part II turns its attention to national legal issues that are affected such as the Irish border, waste management, and the support of local enterprises. Finally, Part III investigates commercial law touching on important topics such as international litigation and insolvency.
As this publication suggests eventual solutions to several issues caused by Brexit, it may be of interest to not only other academics working in the field, but also to policy makers and relevant stakeholders.

Part I – Social Studies
1- British entrepreneurs in France. Anticipations and first consequences of Brexit.
Prof Vincent Lagarde & Ms Valentina Di Pietro – Limoges University (France)

2- Free movement, student mobility in legal education and Brexit.
Dr M. Künnecke – Hull University

3- Exploring EU nationals’ vulnerability after the Brexit Referendum: the case of Polish Community in Southampton.
Dr S. Benedi – Southampton University

Part II – National Legal Issues

4- Waste management in a post-Brexit UK: The Four Nations Challenge.
Ms H. Lobo, Reading University

5- How will Brexit affect copyright law: An opportunity for much-needed review?
Ms M. Brown – Bournemouth University

6- The fate of judicial cooperation in civil and commercial matters between the EU and the UK: Walking through a foggy path?
Ms S. Alwahaibi – Leeds University

7- The UK’s industrial policy post-Brexit.
Dr G. Messenger – Liverpool University

8- The Irish border
Dr Nikos Skoutaris – East Anglia University

Part III – International Commercial Law

9- The fate of cross-border insolvency after Brexit.
Ms O. Casasola – Leeds University

10- Brexit and international insolvency
Prof Gerard McCormack – Leeds University

11- International commercial litigation in Europe after Brexit.
Mr M. Poesen – Leuven University (Belgium)

12- Implications of Brexit to Islamic financial services in the UK and the future of United Kingdom to remain the Islamic finance hub.
Mr Wan Mohd Asnur Bin Wan Jantan – Leeds University

Marcello Sacco is an Italian Postgraduate Research student in the School of Law at the University of Leeds. He received his Master Hons in International Sciences from the University of Siena. His main research interests are human rights and EU governance. Notably, he has already published and participated in several conferences talking about the implementation of international human rights law.
His application for working at the Leeds University was accepted the week before the Brexit referendum. Since then Brexit has been a daily discourse that should have deserved the contribution of everyone to be solved. As his own research does not look into Brexit issues, Marcello’s contribution to such a contemporary challenge has been the organization of a relevant international conference together with the edition of this collection.

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Book Title
Brexit: A Way Forward
Number of pages
Physical size
236mm x 160 mm
Publication date
October 2019