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.
- Procurement after Brexit: the UK and the GPA08 Jun 2018 | by Jack WilliamsThe UK has expressed its interest in joining the WTO’s Agreement on Government Procurement (as revised) (‘GPA’) (available here) in its own right for after Brexit. The letter from the UK’s Permanent Representative to the WTO is available here. The GPA is a plurilateral agreement i.e. optional and subject to accession by WTO Member States. […]
- Members of Monckton Chambers submit evidence to House of Commons inquiry on Dispute Resolution in the Withdrawal Agreement08 Jun 2018 | by Michael Bowsher QCCarl Baudenbacher, Peter Oliver and Michael Bowsher QC made a joint submission to the House of Commons EU Scrutiny Committee in connection with their inquiry into Dispute Resolution and Enforcement in the Withdrawal Agreement. The submission is here. The submission suggests that despite misgivings over the Court of Justice of the EU continuing to exercise […]
- Two souls in Europe’s breast04 May 2018 | by Carl BaudenbacherWritten by former President of the EFTA Court Professor Carl Baudenbacher who joined Monckton Chambers as a door tenant on 1 May 2018, see news. In 1992, Jacques Delors, then President of the EU Commission, said that if, over the next ten years, Europe would not be imbued with a soul, meaning that it would […]
- Dispute Settlement after the Transitional Period: the Intermediate Regime01 May 2018 | by Peter OliverLast month, I wrote a post describing the dispute settlement provisions in the draft Withdrawal Agreement as they relate to the transitional period, which is set to run from the day after Brexit day (30 March 2019) until the end of December 2020. As promised at the time, the present post concerns the period beginning on […]
- 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 […]