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This section provides an overview of the legal framework of the UK, together with an in-depth look at some of the key legislation, both national and European, merchants will have to consider before and during their trading experiences.
We have compiled a series of tables with Bond Dickenson containing some of the key legislation to consider before you begin trading in the UK. Topic areas covered include:
Please note that the table is not an exhaustive list and that it is limited to the legislation that applies in England and Wales unless otherwise stated.
Disclaimer: This section of the IMRG UK Cross-Border Trading Passport document is provided for general information only and does not constitute legal or other professional advice. Neither IMRG nor Bond Dickinson LLP owes any duty of care to any reader of this section of the Passport document. You should consult a suitably qualified lawyer on any specific legal problem or matter.
England and Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland are largely separate jurisdictions for a number of legal purposes. Scotland has a mixed common law and civil law system whereas England and Wales and Northern Ireland have a common law system.