The country’s most senior judge has called for government guidance amid fears over legal precedents and the status of long-running cases

Why are British judges still fretting about European law?

Lord Neuberger, president of the UK supreme court, has sounded the alarm about a grey area between British and EU law, even after Brexit. The country’s most senior judge is voicing the concern of many in the legal community that long-running cases could be left in limbo and the ongoing role of the European court of justice (ECJ) in establishing legal precedent will be unclear. We “would hope and expect parliament to spell out how the judges would approach that sort of issue after Brexit, and to spell it out in a statute,” Neuberger told the BBC.

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