Brexit is an unprecedented political, economic and legal phenomenon. The Monckton Brexit Blog gives you expert legal insight and analysis from barristers at Monckton Chambers.
Welcome to the Monckton Brexit Blog
On 23 June 2016, the UK’s voters were asked to give a one word answer to a simple question: “Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?”. 52% chose “leave”. However, what comes next is far from simple.
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- Dispute Settlement under the draft Withdrawal Agreement: the Transitional Period26 Mar 2018 | by Peter OliverOn Monday 19 March, the Commission published a new version of the draft Withdrawal Agreement to be concluded with the United Kingdom pursuant to Article 50 TEU. A most welcome feature of this document is that whole swathes of the text have been agreed between the parties. The draft, which had been prepared by the […]
- Prime Ministers Brexit Speech: Analysis by the Bar09 Mar 2018 | by Philip Moser QCIn her wide-ranging Mansion House speech last week, the Prime Minister said she wanted to see a comprehensive system of mutual recognition that would enable self-employed legal professionals to continue to travel to the EU to provide services to clients in person. That would be good news for justice and the legal services sector, but […]
- George Peretz QC writes on Jeremy Corbyn’s Brexit policy speech and State aid28 Feb 2018 | by Monckton ChambersIn an article today for politics.co.uk, George Peretz QC has commented on issues arising from Jeremy Corbyn’s speech yesterday on Labour’s Brexit policy. The article is here.
- Briefing paper: The Government’s proposed legislation for trade remedies23 Jan 2018 | by George Peretz QCThis briefing reflects, with an introduction and some updating, George Peretz’s comments at the UK Trade Forum/Steptoe & Johnson seminar on 15 January 2018 on trade remedies in the United Kingdom after Brexit. Introduction Outline of the trade remedies regime set out in the Bills Constitution of the TRA Economic interest and public interest Appeals WTO and […]
- Does the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill provide legal certainty for EU entities?14 Dec 2017 | by Christopher Muttukumaru CBAt the Franco-British Chamber of Commerce on 6 December. Christopher Muttukumaru CB argued that it was doubtful that the draft European Union (Withdrawal) Bill would provide sufficient legal certainty for EU entities. “ How many times do I have to tell you – ” Brexit means Brexit”? ” A depiction of the Brexit negotiations. Illuminated […]
- The Trade Bill and the implementation of trade agreements after Brexit22 Nov 2017 | by Professor Panos KoutrakosOn 7 November 2017, the Government presented to Parliament the Trade Bill. This is one of the eight bills that were envisaged in the 2017 Queen’s speech in order to manage Brexit. The Trade Bill provides for the power to implement the Government Agreement on Procurement, the power to implement trade agreements with third parties which […]
- EFTA Court contradicts UK Supreme Court on public procurement damages test02 Nov 2017 | by Philip Moser QCThe EFTA Court, the equivalent of the CJEU for the non-EU countries within the European Economic Area, has handed down a judgment in Case E-16/16 Fosen-Linjen AS v AtB AS, holding that a simple breach of public procurement law may in itself be sufficient to trigger the damages liability of a contracting authority. Provisions of […]
- Henry VIII Powers24 Oct 2017 | by Tarlochan LallBrexit is generating debate on so called Henry VIII powers, and is likely to do so for a number of years. They give rise to some basic questions. How do we identify Henry VIII powers? How are they different from the power to make delegated legislation? Henry VIII powers would allow ministers to change primary […]
- Trade Defence Instruments: Issues for the United Kingdom Post-Brexit13 Oct 2017 | by George Peretz QCThis blog post is a version of a blog by George Peretz QC on the UK Trade Forum blog . The UK Trade forum is a new initiative by a number of experts in the law and policy of trade to encourage informed public discussion of trade issues in the UK: both George Peretz and Thomas […]
- Trade Defence Instruments: a Brief Introduction12 Oct 2017 | by George Peretz QCThis blog post is a version of a blog by George Peretz QC on the UK Trade Forum blog . The UK Trade forum is a new initiative by a number of experts in the law and policy of trade to encourage informed public discussion of trade issues in the UK: both George Peretz and […]