Welcome to the summer 2022 edition of the European Advocate – the first edition which is being published solely online. The Spring/Summer editions of the Advocate traditionally follow the BEG conference, and this edition is no different. In May we gathered in Salzburg for our first in-person conference since the Covid-19 pandemic. The discussions focused on the challenges that are emerging now that the UK is well over a year clear from the end of the transition period, which ended on 31 December 2020.
We have a number of contributions, starting with the opening remarks given at the conference by Philip Moser QC, the Chairman of BEG. It was a numerical and historical whirlwind. The keynote speech was given by Andreas Kumin, the Austrian judge at the Court of Justice of the European Union.
We publish a lecture by The Rt Hon Lady Rose of Colmworth DBE, a recently appointed justice of the Supreme Court, on “1966 and All That: Changing Our Minds in a Post-Brexit World”, which was first given at the annual conference of the UK Association for European Law (UKAEL).
We also have a piece from Kieron Beal QC, “More Flexible and Less Bureaucratic or carte blanche? The enforcement of subsidy control post-Brexit.”
Finally, we have the usual scholars’ report of the conference, which is a great read and full of dry humour.