The Private International Law (Implementation of Agreements) Bill 2019-21 was introduced in the House of Lords in February 2020. It is due to have second reading in the House of Commons on Wednesday 2 September 2020. It would implement arrangements for cross-border legal disputes after the end of the transition period, when EU based arrangements cease to have effect in the UK

This paper provides an update on the UK-EU future relationship negotiations following intensified negotiations in June and July 2020. It explores the prospects for an agreement in time for the end of the post-Brexit transition period on 31 December