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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- 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 […]
- The fate of Charter rights under the Great Repeal Bill31 Mar 2017 | by Eric MetcalfeIn yesterday’s White Paper, the Government announced that the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights will not be converted into law by the Great Repeal Bill, on the basis that it “cannot be right that the Charter could be used to bring challenges against the Government, or for UK legislation after our withdrawal to be struck […]
- The Great Repeal Bill White Paper: what we have learned30 Mar 2017 | by Julian GregoryToday the Government published a White Paper for the Great Repeal Bill, but confirmed it does not intend to publish the Bill in draft before it is placed before Parliament. When it appears, the Bill is likely to be only a few pages long, but the changes made under it will dominate the current Parliament, […]
- Dispute Settlement Mechanisms after Brexit: a Crucial Element in the Forthcoming Negotiations with the EU29 Mar 2017 | by Peter OliverIn his speech last week, Michel Barnier, the European Commission’s Brexit negotiator, warned that the Withdrawal Agreement which is to be negotiated pursuant to Article 50 TEU will have to be subject to the law and judicial system of the EU. Of course, that agreement will be an act of the EU institutions and so […]
- The EU roll-over15 Mar 2017 | by Anneli HowardOn 13 March 2017, Anneli Howard participated in the UK Legal Future event at the House of Commons. Her Panel discussed the need for transitional arrangements for the period between the UK’s withdrawal from the EU and the eventual conclusion of the trade negotiations and thereafter. She focussed on the potential disruptions to cross border […]
- Environment and Brexit: Strong Words from the House of Lords Select Committee21 Feb 2017 | by Peter OliverOn Valentine’s Day, the House of Lords Select Committee on the EU published a report entitled “Brexit: Environment and Climate Change” .But there is nothing romantic about this document: while recognising that Brexit affords the UK the opportunity to improve on EU environmental legislation in certain respects, it paints a bleak picture of what environmental […]