As of 1 January 2021, the new rules for the judicial cooperation between the European Union and the United Kingdom applies since parties agreed on the Trade and Cooperation Agreement between the European Union and the European Atomic Energy Community, of the one part, and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (hereinafter – the Trade and Cooperation Agreement).

With the due respect to the regulation of data protection, the Trade and Cooperation Agreement provides a new legal basis, as well as makes references to the existing legal framework that covers wide range of judicial cooperation, such as:

  • surrender;
  • mutual legal assistance;
  • exchange of criminal records;
  • freezing and confiscation.

Find the following letters of the UK Central Authority to EU Partners:

UK notification of 6 April 2021 on the competent authorities designated by the United Kingdom under part Three of the Agreement (Law Enforcement and Judicial Cooperation in Criminal Matters). The translation of the notification to all EU languages can be found here.


While UK Atlas is under maintenance, please check the Summary of the UK competent authorities for the contact details.


In the special section of the Judicial Library you will find:

  • the text of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement (in all EU languages);
  • forms for Surrender and Freezing and Confiscation (in all EU languages). We advice you to check the word forms with the official forms in .pdf format;
  • notification from the EU regarding EPPO;
  • notifications from the EU Member States regarding competent authorities;
  • other Brexit-related documents.


The Brexit section of the Judicial Library will be updated on a regular basis.



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