The UK government has introduced a Bill allowing it to enact into domestic law any new international agreements it makes on private international law, now that its departure from the EU has restored its competence to strike such agreements.
The Private International Law (Implementation of Agreements) Bill maintains the UK’s implementation of the existing Hague Conventions of 1996, 2005 and 2007 while allowing the UK to implement other international agreements via secondary legislation, including the Lugano Convention 2007.
The new legislation relates to the following key issues:
Residence and contact with children.
Cross-border contractual disputes.
Recovery of family maintenance across borders.