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There is, as yet, no light at the end of the Brexit tunnel. All that is certain is that there is no certainty, and a raft of domestic legislation is either treading water or has been abandoned. Family lawyers will be particularly anxious to establish what, if any, reciprocity will survive the final exit, hard or soft, in March next year – in terms of enforcement of judgments and recognition of child arrangement orders among others. There is already a sense that family law will take second place, if not worse, to discussions about a single market, customs unions and freedom of movement, while the sovereignty soundbites from Government and the opposition alike suggest a wholesale and troubling lack of awareness of the benefits, and indeed the need for, a recognisable and unifying code of practice and legislation, currently provided by the European Court. All we have, currently, is a foreword from the Prime Minister to the white paper (the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill) asserting that ‘the same rules and laws will apply on the day after exit as on the day before’. And what of the day after and the day after that? Presumably, an accelerating drift away from the EU accompanied by divergence rather than stagnation.