10 August 2023 | The Specialised Committee established by Article 8(1)(r) of the Trade and Cooperation Agreement between the European Union and the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, of 19 June 2023 establishing a standard form for requests for mutual legal assistance. This decision has been published in the Official Journal of the EU and could be consulted here

The competent judicial authorities in the EU and the UK shall use the standard form for issuing requests for judicial cooperation. The forms have been uploaded to the Judicial Library on the EJN website in MS Word document format in all EU languages here and could be directly used by the practitioners to prepare their requests for judicial cooperation. 

The information about the UK competent authorities and other important practicalities can be found in the UK section of the EJN website. It  is foreseen that the forms will be integrated into Compendium later this year.