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.
- Gerry Facenna QC and Jack Williams advise on Article 50 TEU – should Parliament or the executive trigger UK withdrawal from the EU?11 Jul 2016 | by Gerry Facenna QCGerry Facenna QC and Jack Williams have been instructed by John Halford of Bindmans LLP (as part of a six-counsel team plus constitutional experts) to advise a group of private individuals with an interest in the proper constitutional mechanism by which the UK can withdraw from the EU. The team is acting with some funding […]
- Brexit, merger control and the “one stop shop”08 Jul 2016 | by Alistair LindsayInternational businesses carrying out M&A in Europe have consistently welcomed the “one stop shop” of merger control: the principle that larger deals are reviewed only in Brussels and not by multiple member states. This post (the first in a series on merger control) examines how Brexit may affect that principle, and the practical consequences for […]
- The EEA Agreement: how is the EEA structured?08 Jul 2016 | by Michael-James CliftonTo view the blog post written by Michael-James Clifton please click here.
- Michael Bowsher QC – The legal matters of Brexit podcast with Share Radio06 Jul 2016 | by Michael Bowsher QCPlease click here to listen to the podcast.
- What does Brexit mean for international trade agreements?06 Jul 2016 | by Professor Panos KoutrakosFollowing Brexit, the UK will have to renegotiate a whole host of trade agreements with third countries. This process will require considerable time and energy and give rise to formidable legal and practical challenges. The UK is currently bound by trade agreements concluded by the EU alone (such as the Agreements with South Africa on […]
- The EEA Agreement: what is the ‘Norwegian Model’? 06 Jul 2016 | by Michael-James CliftonTo view the blog post written by Michael-James Clifton please click here.
- Philip Moser QC discusses the legal case threatened by Mishcon de Reya and the Prime Minister’s power to trigger Article 50 TEU in an interview with Radio Sputnik06 Jul 2016 | by Philip Moser QCPlease click here to listen to the podcast. Please click here to read the article.
- Does the UK really enjoy absolute discretion as to when to trigger the Article 50 procedure?05 Jul 2016 | by Peter OliverIt seems that everyone is talking about Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union (TEU) – the procedure by which a Member State can actually leave the EU. One key political and diplomatic issue is when Article 50 should be triggered. Many domestic politicians appear to take the view that it is entirely a […]
- What does Brexit herald for UK Expats?05 Jul 2016 | by George Peretz QCThe current position In a 1993 case before the European Court of Justice (ECJ) (Konstantinidis v Stadt Altensteig) the then Advocate General to the European Court of Justice – the distinguished English lawyer Sir Francis Jacobs QC – said that any citizen of one EU country exercising his free movement rights in another EU country […]
- Where can you go with your cartel claim after Brexit?04 Jul 2016 | by Ben RaymentLondon is often a jurisdiction of choice for claimants seeking the private enforcement of competition law for a number of reasons. There is a well developed pool of legal, economic and financial/technical advisers. The English courts have favourable rules on limitation and disclosure and a reputation for consistency and effectiveness in dealing with large and […]