David Hart, QC, who practises environmental law, was quoted in The Times on how the Brexit Bill might affect individuals and firms in the UK.

Asked about how new plans might affect the rights on individuals and companies, he said:

“This seems to be a blatant way of government seeking to avoid responsibilities. If you take an area like pollution it means that the government will escape any liability under the Francovich principle for past and future breaches.”

The Francovich principles allows those affected to sue where breaches of European law have caused loss. Even though the substantive European law is being rolled over into domestic law by the Brexit Bill, these remedies are not.

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