UK Releases Revised Criminal Laws in Case of ‘No Deal’ Brexit

Section 20 of the Law Enforcement & Security (EU exit) Regulations 2019 has been published detailing technical guidelines on how policing and criminal justice will work in the UK after Brexit, even in the event of neither parties reaching an agreement.

The act amends how the UK will deal with no longer being privy to EU Directives in the fight against organised crime, and the removal of EU provisions regarding the mutual recognition of asset freezing and confiscation orders which needs to standardised within Europe.

The Criminal Finances Act 2017 holds that there will be a separate instrument overseeing money laundering and terrorist financing specifically.