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 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 […]
- Brexit – after the UK General Election: has hubris led to nemesis or catharsis?20 Jun 2017 | by Christopher Muttukumaru CB1. The UK General Election was confidently called in order to provide the Government with a stronger mandate for its hard-edged Brexit negotiation strategy. In fact , the UK Government’s position in Parliament has been weakened. There is now increased uncertainty . Yet, notwithstanding the result and ensuing discussion to secure a parliamentary majority, there […]
- Michael Bowsher QC speaks to GBC News about Brexit negotiations01 Jun 2017 | by Monckton ChambersMichael Bowsher QC speaks to Jonathan Sacramento, News Editor of GBC News (Gibraltar Broadcasting Corporation) about how Gibraltar and the UK will have to see out the Brexit negotiations before they can make decisions on how European Legislation can be transposed to other institutions under the British Crown. Michael was a guest of the Middle […]
- Becoming British does not mean end of EU Citizen’s EU Rights, says advocate general30 May 2017 | by George Peretz QCIn an opinion published today in Case C-165/16 Lounes, Advocate General Bot has advised the Court of Justice of the EU to hold that an EU citizen who becomes a British citizen retains important EU law rights over and above her rights as a British citizen. If the Court agrees, this is likely to have […]
- Is the triggering of Article 50 a good argument for making a reference to The Court Of Justice now?24 May 2017 | by George Peretz QCAs all readers of this post will know, the United Kingdom gave notice of its decision to withdraw from the EU on 29 March 2017. Under Article 50 TEU, that means that (subject to a different date being provided for in a withdrawal agreement or an extension by unanimity) the UK will cease to be […]