Two things occurred to me today while reading the news that Trump is up for a swift trade deal with Britain.
1. According to the EU commission Britain is not allowed to do a trade deal until after its left the EU. The thought "or else what?" springs to mind. How would the EU bring a case against Britain once its left the EU, are we not in effect terminating our contract? Under who's jurisdiction would such a claim be heard?
I can understand that members are banned from doing side trade deals, but who in their right mind would do an exit deal with such empty pockets?
2. A lot of legal precedents have been set in the UK based on EU court of justice rulings - one assumes that given "lower" UK courts have ruled one way and the EU court the other, the EU ruling is nullified and the lower court ruling stands?
My suggestions are not legal advice