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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- 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 […]
- Brexit in microcosm: legal implications for the UK and Spain19 May 2017 | by Christopher Muttukumaru CBOn 8 May, the FIDE Foundation in Madrid held a seminar on the legal effects and repercussions of Brexit for Spanish companies and Spanish citizens . The speakers were Christopher Muttukumaru CB , Miguel Sampol (the Director of CJEU Litigation in the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs), Miguel Sampol, and Manuel Conthe, a distinguished economist […]
- 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 (). 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, […]