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.
Read the welcome message from Philip Woolfe.
- Professor Panos Koutrakos at Procurement Leaders’ Europe Forum 2016 on Brexit07 Oct 2016 | by Professor Panos KoutrakosProfessor Panos Koutrakos has addressed an international audience of180 senior procurement executives from the most influential corporations across the globe at the Europe Forum 2016 (organized by Procurement Leaders). The Forum took place in Amsterdam on 6 October. Professor Koutrakos participated at a panel on ‘Brexit Update:How is procurement dealing with the fallout from Brexit?’ […]
- Article 50 litigation: Government’s skeleton argument published07 Oct 2016 | by Gerry Facenna QCToday the Government has published its full skeleton argument in the Article 50 litigation to be heard in the High Court on 13, 17 and (now also) 18 October 2016. The Government’s full skeleton argument can be found here. The People’s Challenge Interested Parties have also filed in response a note clarifying a mistaken assertion […]
- The Legal Implications of the Prime Minister’s Speech on BREXIT05 Oct 2016 | by Christopher Muttukumaru CBSince the EU Referendum, lawyers and the public have asked when the Government would start the process of exit from the EU and what , in substantive terms, Brexit would mean. This post, together with George Peretz’s post “The Great Repeal Bill: a giant Henry VIII clause? “, seeks to provide some answers. As a […]
- The Great Repeal Bill: a giant Henry VIII clause?03 Oct 2016 | by George Peretz QCThe Prime Minister has now announced that the 2017/2018 session of Parliament will feature a “Great Repeal Bill” to achieve the repatriation of EU law to the UK. The Bill will, in particular, repeal section 2 of the European Communities Act 1972, which has long been a target of attack by those concerned by the […]
- Welcome to the Monckton Brexit Blog28 Sep 2016 | by Philip WoolfeOn 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.
- Article 50 litigation: Court orders that Government’s arguments can be published28 Sep 2016 | by Gerry Facenna QCOn Friday 23 September 2016 the “People’s Challenge Interested Parties” published a redacted version of their skeleton argument because the Government had not agreed to publication of any of the content of the Secretary of State’s detailed grounds of resistance. The People’s Challenge Interested Parties therefore also applied to the Court for clarification, because they […]
- Parliamentary scrutiny of the Brexit negotiations27 Sep 2016 | by Christopher Muttukumaru CBChristopher Muttukumaru CB writes: in circumstances where the successful “Leave” campaign provided little by way of a collective vision of a post-Brexit world, it is essential that the UK Parliament is provided with sufficient information about the Government’s negotiating strategy to enable Parliament to hold the UK executive to account. This post is principally concerned […]
- Article 50 litigation: Interested Parties’ skeleton argument published23 Sep 2016 | by Gerry Facenna QCToday, the People’s Challenge Interested Parties have publicly released their skeleton argument for the Article 50 TEU litigation to be heard in the Divisional Court on 13 and 17 October 2016. The People’s Challenge Interested Parties are the first to publish their arguments so that the general public can see the arguments in this historic […]
- International trade treaties before Brexit20 Sep 2016 | by Professor Panos KoutrakosSince the June referendum, the question of the trade relations between the UK and third countries has been raised in different contexts. These have included the status of the existing trade agreements that bind the EU as a matter of EU law (see my analysis here) and the legal issues regarding the application of WTO […]
- AFTER BREXIT: State Aid under WTO disciplines15 Sep 2016 | by David Unterhalter SCBlog post written by David Unterhalter SC and Thomas Sebastian. Amidst the speculation as to what legal regime is likely to govern the UK’s trading relationships with its major trading partners after Brexit, the safest view is that it is far too soon to tell. But one outcome is tolerably clear. The UK’s membership of […]