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.
- The Government’s ‘no deal’ Brexit paper on mergers and antitrust13 Sep 2018 | by Julian GregoryThe Government has today published 28 new planning documents explaining what will happen in the event of a ‘no deal’ Brexit, including this one covering the merger and antitrust regimes. Some of the key points are as follows: The Government says that the only changes to the competition regime will be those necessary to manage […]
- Article 50 decision validly taken: new judgment20 Jun 2018 | by Jack WilliamsR. (on the application of Webster) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union On 12 June 2018, Lord Justice Gross and Mr Justice Green refused permission to apply for judicial review to challenge the Brexit negotiations on the basis that the United Kingdom had, so it was argued, failed to make a valid […]
- Forthcoming Brexit Book “The UK Constitution after Miller: Brexit and beyond”19 Jun 2018 | by Jack WilliamsNext month, Hart Publishing will publish “The UK Constitution after Miller: Brexit and beyond”, edited by Jack Williams and Professors Mark Elliott and Alison Young. The judgment of the UK Supreme Court in R (Miller) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union is of fundamental legal, constitutional and political significance. The Supreme Court’s judgment […]
- Dispute Settlement under the “Future Arrangements”12 Jun 2018 | by Peter OliverGeneral In April, I wrote a post (here) describing the dispute settlement mechanisms (DSMs) in the draft Withdrawal Agreement (here) 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. Last month, this was followed by another post, […]
- 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 […]