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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- CPD Webinar : Anneli Howard discusses the implications of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill 2017 with Practical Law – available free to view05 Sep 2017 | by Anneli HowardIn conjunction with Practical Law, Anneli Howard has produced a 42-minute video in which she examines the contents and implications of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill 2017-19; commonly referred to as the Great Repeal Bill. She concentrates on five areas: What the repeal of the European Communities Act 1972 will mean in practice for acquired […]
- Status of EU law and ongoing role for the Court of Justice ?24 Aug 2017 | by Anneli HowardThe Government today has published its position paper on the “Enforcement and dispute resolution“, in which it sets out its vision for its future partnership with the EU. A copy of the DEXEU paper can be found here. Since her Lancaster House in January 2017 speech, the Prime Minister has been insistent on her redline […]
- The EU (Withdrawal) Bill: Implications for VAT Practitioners01 Aug 2017 | by George Peretz QCThe European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, published last week, is the most significant piece of constitutional legislation for decades. What are its implications for VAT practitioners? The Bill has two central aims. The first is achieved in short order by clause 1: repeal of the European Communities Act 1972 (“ECA”). That clause, to adopt the metaphor […]
- The Brexit Competition Law Working Group (BCLWG) – conclusions and recommendations on the implications of Brexit for UK competition law and policy now published.31 Jul 2017 | by Monckton ChambersOn the 26th July 2017, The Brexit Competition Law Working Group (BCLWG), chaired by Sir John Vickers, published its report which focuses on the impact of Brexit on the various elements of the UK competition regime and the consequent practical implications for enforcement of the competition rules. Jon Turner QC is a member of the […]
- The EU (Withdrawal) Bill: some initial thoughts13 Jul 2017 | by Julian GregoryThe Government has today published the first draft of the most significant piece of UK legislation for 40 years: the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, formerly known as the Repeal Bill. This is by no means the end of the story. One MP has forecast that the Bill will end up looking “like a Christmas tree […]
- The dangers of fission: Euratom and Brexit11 Jul 2017 | by George Peretz QCOver the last weekend, there has been considerable discussion of Euratom, and of the Government’s position that the United Kingdom will be leaving the Euratom Treaty along with the EU. There is great concern that exit from Euratom will cause substantial problems for the UK nuclear industry. Those concerns are set out, for example here. […]
- Dispute Settlement Mechanisms after Brexit: where we stand now10 Jul 2017 | by Peter OliverWhen my post on dispute settlement (here) appeared in late March, few people realised that this issue was to be a key element in the negotiations between the EU and the UK. No longer. As explained below, the EU has made now it plain that, unless there is a meeting of minds on one or more […]
- Pharmaceutical Regulation, the Court of Justice, and the Hunt/Starmer Exchange: Some Brief Thoughts10 Jul 2017 | by George Peretz QCA recent letter to the Financial Times from the Secretaries of State for Health and Business (Jeremy Hunt and Greg Clark), and the reply from the Shadow Brexit and Health Secretaries (Sir Keir Starmer QC and John Ashworth), drew attention to the importance of pharmaceutical regulation after Brexit. As Mr Hunt and Mr Clark accept, […]
- The Brexit Transition: A rush to judgment?29 Jun 2017 | by Philip WoolfeThe European Commission has today published six position papers on key aspects of the Brexit transition covering: police and judicial cooperation, functioning of Union institutions, Governance, the fixing of the time when goods are placed on the market for the purposes of determining the applicable law, judicial cooperation in civil and commercial matters and ongoing […]
- The British position on the rights of EU citizens living in the UK27 Jun 2017 | by Professor Panos KoutrakosOn 26 June 2017, the Home Secretary presented to Parliament a document entitled The United Kingdom’s Exit from the European Union – Safeguarding the Position of EU Citizens Living in the UK and UK Nationals Living in the EU (here) This document is in response to the EU’s position on citizen’s rights (here). The stated […]