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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- Article 50 Challenge: Update from Day Two18 Oct 2016 | by Philip WoolfeThe hearing continued yesterday of the judicial review challenging the Government’s position that it can trigger Article 50 without recourse to an Act of Parliament. The full transcript is available here, or you can read our summary below. The day began with the Court raising the issue that the lead claimant, Ms Gina Miller, has […]
- Could the Article 50 litigation result in a reference to the European Court of Justice?17 Oct 2016 | by George Peretz QCThe High Court is currently considering the argument that the Crown has no power to trigger Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union by use of the Royal Prerogative and without an Act of Parliament. One issue that has arisen in commentary on that case is whether it could result in a reference to […]
- Article 50 Challenge: Update from Day One14 Oct 2016 | by Philip WoolfeAs we wrote yesterday (see here) the hearing has now started of the High Court challenges to the Government’s position that it can trigger Article 50 by use of the royal prerogative and without the need for an Act of Parliament. Those challenges are based on domestic principles of constitutional law. If you’re interested in […]
- Article 50 challenges in Court today13 Oct 2016 | by Philip WoolfeToday sees the start of the hearing in the High Court of the so-called “Article 50 challenges” – the judicial review proceedings brought by two claimants (and supported by several groups of interveners) which argue that a Parliamentary vote is needed before the Article 50 process for Britain leaving the EU can be triggered. The […]
- The Great Repeal Bill: Legal Issues That Will Have To Be Tackled11 Oct 2016 | by George Peretz QCBoth Christopher Muttukumaru CB (here) and I (here) have already commented on some aspects of the Great Reform Bill that has been promised by the Prime Minister in her speech to the Conservative Party conference. This post sets out some further serious legal and policy challenges that will have to be tackled in the Bill. These […]
- 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.