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.
- Concluding Free Trade Agreements: the EU-Singapore Opinion and Brexit17 May 2017 | by Professor Panos KoutrakosOn 16 May, the European Court of Justice rendered Opinion 2/15 (here) on the conclusion of the Free Trade Agreement between the European Union and Singapore. What is it? The Opinion is a legally binding ruling rendered on the basis of a procedure laid down in Article 218(11) TFEU. This procedure enables certain EU institutions […]
- Competition damages claims and the Great Repeal Bill: the fate of Articles 101 and 10227 Apr 2017 | by Julian GregoryAccording to many Leavers, Brexit would allow the UK to recover its liberty by casting off a yoke of bondage imposed by EU law. Most competition lawyers could have been forgiven for thinking that after Brexit Articles 101 and 102 would no longer have direct effect in the UK. The Government’s White paper on the […]
- The implications of Brexit for the UK competition regime: new report published13 Apr 2017 | by Julian GregoryThe Brexit Competition Law Working Group (“BCLWG”) has today published its draft report on the implications of Brexit for UK competition law and policy. The draft report will be discussed at a half-day conference on 2 May 2017 and written comments are also invited by 15 May 2017 (firstname.lastname@example.org). A final report will be then be […]
- Aspects of post Brexit regulation in the Aviation sector12 Apr 2017 | by Christopher Muttukumaru CBDFE presentation 6 April 2017: Aspects of post Brexit regulation in the Aviation sector: The last scene that ends this strange and eventful history (As you like it – William Shakespeare) (Florentine map of Denmark from an early 17th century atlas in the Fellows’ Library – with thanks to the Principal and Fellows of Jesus […]
- All the World’s a stage: the UK’s global future : UK White Paper on Brexit and later texts12 Apr 2017 | by Christopher Muttukumaru CBDanish Association for European Law: seminar 6 April 2017: Copenhagen Post Brexit aims of the UK Government : White Paper on exit from the EU and later texts . (Florentine map of the world from an early 17th century atlas in the Fellows’ Library – with thanks to the Principal and Fellows of Jesus College, […]
- Monckton presentations in Denmark on post Brexit regulation of the Aviation and Telecommunications sectors11 Apr 2017 | by Monckton ChambersAt a Brexit seminar in Copenhagen at the Danish Association for European Law on 6 April, Tim Ward and Christopher Muttukumaru were principal speakers. Their presentations included post Brexit regulation of the Aviation and Telecommunications sectors. The event was chaired by Professor Ulla Neergaard , Professor of EU Law at the University of Copenhagen. The […]
- Gibraltar: a Sting in the Tail, but not a Surprise04 Apr 2017 | by Peter OliverLast week, the status of Gibraltar arose on two occasions in relation to Brexit. The first passed wholly or virtually unnoticed, while the second caused a furore which has remained in the headlines for several days. Before we consider those incidents, what is the status of Gibraltar with regard to the EU? As a matter […]
- The EU Council’s draft Art 50 Negotiating Guidelines: the ‘cliff edge’ recedes but no free trade agreement until 2022?31 Mar 2017 | by Ben RaymentThe EU Council has today published its draft Negotiating Guidelines setting out the overall positions and principles that the EU will pursue throughout the negotiation. Article 50 provides that upon notification of a member state’s intention to withdraw from the EU “… the Union shall negotiate and conclude an agreement with that State, setting out […]
- Storm Clouds over the Welsh Mountains: Agriculture and Devolution31 Mar 2017 | by George Peretz QCGeorge Peretz QC has contributed to the UK Constitutional Law Association blog with a piece on agriculture, devolution and Brexit. To read the full post please click here.
- The Great Repeal Bill and the risk of enforcement black holes: some further thoughts based on environmental law31 Mar 2017 | by Julian GregoryAs noted in my blog post yesterday, one of the main concerns about the Great Repeal Bill is whether Brexit-related secondary legislation will receive proper Parliamentary scrutiny. The Government’s line as set out in its White Paper is that secondary legislation will only be used to make technical changes needed to ensure EU laws work […]