This material was first published by Thomson Reuters, trading as Sweet & Maxwell, 5 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London, E14 5AQ, in European Law Review as “European Law in the United Kingdom” (2018) 43 E.L. Rev. 780 and is reproduced by agreement with the publishers.
The study and practice of EU law will continue to be of great importance in and for the UK. Its terminology and concepts are embedded in domestic law and will remain so. Introduction I may not be alone in preferring that it were otherwise: that I could write about competition, justice and home affairs, financial regulation or some other subject to which I devoted years of my professional life, but it would be very odd at this moment not to reflect on the circumstances in which the UK and the EU find themselves.