27th June 2017

In the Prime Minister's European Council Statement today in Parliament, Shailesh Vara MP urged the Prime Minister to remind her European Union counterparts that many companies in their own countries prefer United Kingdom law to their own legal systems.

Whilst the Prime Minister has given residency assurances to the 3 million EU citizens living in Britain, the EU insists that their laws should prevail over them.

Mr Vara urged the Prime Minister to remind EU leaders that many EU companies use English and Welsh law for their contracts, which means that in cases of dispute they would also use UK courts and judges. This is because EU companies recognise that our judicial system commands greater global respect than the systems in their own countries such as France and Germany.

In agreeing with Mr Vara, the Prime Minister reinforced the global respect in which our judicial system is held.