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EU Law in the UK

Sylvia de Mars

June 2020

ISBN: 9780198805922

544 pages

In Stock

Price: £39.99

The first EU law textbook to be written since the Brexit referendum, EU Law in the UK takes a uniquely contextual approach, weaving discussion of Brexit and the debates surrounding it throughout.



The first new EU law textbook to publish since Brexit, EU Law in the UK tackles the subject with a post-Brexit perspective interwoven throughout. Its uniquely contextual approach provides a fresh, engaging, and relatable account of EU law.

  • It is the first new post-Brexit EU law textbook, with fully integrated coverage of the implication of Brexit on UK law and UK-EU legal relations
  • It offers a contextual approach to EU law that enlivens students' learning experience, making it the most practical and engaging way to study
  • More than any other book at this level, EU Law in the UK engages students with key debates in the subject, and uses targeted and carefully-paced active learning opportunities to develop critical thinking
  • It is written in a concise, accessible, and lively style to energize students and bring forward the ongoing importance, impact, and relevance of EU law in the UK
  • Also available as an e-book with functionality, navigation features, and links that offer extra learning support

About the Author(s)

Sylvia de Mars, Senior Lecturer in Law, Newcastle University

Dr Sylvia de Mars is a Senior Lecturer in Law at Newcastle University, where she specializes in EU law and public international law. Her most recent work has focused on the trade dimension of Brexit, and particularly how it affects Northern Ireland. Alongside her academic commitments, between 2018 and 2020, Sylvia worked as a Senior Researcher in EU and International Law and Policy for the House of Commons Library.

Table of Contents

    1:History of the project (1972-2020)
    2:The EU institutions
    3:Decision-making and democracy in the EU
    4:EU legislative powers
    5:Limits to EU legislative powers
    6:The Relationship between EU and National Law
    7:Connecting EU Law to Domestic Law: the Preliminary Reference Procedure
    8:Enforcing EU Law
    9:Fundamental rights in the EU
    10:The Internal (or Common, or Single) Market
    11:Free movement of goods
    12:Free movement of workers
    13:EU Citizenship
    14:Freedom of Establishment and Free Movement of Services
    15:Competition law
    16:Negotiating a Future Relationship: EU External Relations Law


"The explanations are clear and easy to follow and the use of examples will help students. " - Dr Samuel Walker, Lecturer in Law, Bournemouth University

"This much needed text fills a gap in the market by considering how Brexit will affect every area of UK-EU legal relations whilst at the same time providing an authoritative exposition of EU law. " - Mr David Rigg, Senior Lecturer in Law, Manchester Metropolitan University

"A concise and attainable overview of EU law in context. The book provides an invaluable insight to the continuous impact of EU law post-Brexit via interesting contemporary and recent quotes and relatable scenarios." - Dr Maris Kask-Polacko, Lecturer in Law, University of Roehampton

"I found these chapters fresh and engaging." - Ms Chrisoulla Pawlowska, Senior Lecturer in Law, University of Greenwich

Additional Resources

Digital formats and resources
This edition is available for students and institutions to purchase in a variety of formats, and is supported by online resources.

  • The e-book offers a mobile experience and convenient access along with functionality tools, navigation features, and links that offer extra learning support: www.oxfordtextbooks.co.uk/ebooks
  • The text is also supported by online resources which include author guidance on approaching the scenarios and quotes in EU law in the UK, written in a very accessible, straight-talking way, to help students develop their critical thinking and assessment skills.

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