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 UK merger regime has emerged unscathed from the Government’s review of industrial strategy23 Jan 2017 | by Julian GregoryThe Prime Minister today unveiled a new, more interventionist industrial strategy – intended to boost the UK economy after Brexit. Last year it appeared that part of that strategy would involve extending the Government’s powers to block mergers on non-competition grounds, but that aspect of the plan appears to have been scaled back. In July, […]
- The magical mystery tour: the Brexit negotiations from an EU perspective19 Jan 2017 | by Christopher Muttukumaru CBOn 17 January, Christopher Muttukumaru CB spoke to a large group of lawyers and administrators in the Dutch Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment about the imminent Brexit negotiations. The group included officials from other Government departments, including Foreign Affairs. He covered the UK Prime Minister’s speeches on Brexit. He explored legal aspects of the principal issues […]
- AG’s Opinion concerning EU Singapore agreement gives pointer on process for a post-Brexit trade deal21 Dec 2016 | by Michael Bowsher QCAdvocate General Sharpston has today delivered a substantial Opinion in proceedings under Article 218(11) TFEU concerning the EU Singapore Free Trade Agreement, concerning the allocation of competences of the EU and Member States in entering into trade agreements it has obvious significance for the UK’s forthcoming discussions. The short summary is that the Advocate General […]
- Article 50 Supreme Court Hearing – Day Four09 Dec 2016 | by Jack WilliamsThe full transcript of yesterday’s (the fourth and final day’s) proceedings in the Supreme Court in the Article 50 case can be found here. The Justices will now take time to further review the written and oral submissions, and deliver their judgment(s) in the New Year. The Court has stated that it aims to give […]
- Article 50 Supreme Court Hearing – Day Three07 Dec 2016 | by Monckton ChambersThe full transcript of today’s proceedings in the Supreme Court in the Article 50 case can be found here. Four members of Monckton are instructed for different parties in the case: Gerry Facenna QC, David Gregory, and Jack Williams are instructed by Bindmans LLP on behalf of the Pigney Respondents/Interested Parties (known as “The People’s […]
- Article 50 Supreme Court Hearing – Day Two07 Dec 2016 | by Monckton ChambersThe full transcript of yesterday’s proceedings in the Supreme Court in the Article 50 case can be found here. Four members of Monckton are instructed for different parties in the case: Gerry Facenna QC, David Gregory, and Jack Williams are instructed by Bindmans LLP on behalf of the Pigney Respondents/Interested Parties (known as “The People’s […]
- Article 50 Supreme Court Hearing – Day One06 Dec 2016 | by Philip WoolfeYesterday the Government opened its appeal to the Supreme Court in the Article 50 case. The full transcript of the day’s proceedings can be found here.
- Article 50 case materials02 Dec 2016 | by Jack WilliamsThe UK Government’s appeal against the Divisional Court’s ruling in the Article 50 litigation is due to be heard in the Supreme Court starting on Monday 5th December. The case was “leapfrogged” directly to the Supreme Court on account of its constitutional importance. All 11 Supreme Court justices are sitting. In anticipation of the widespread […]
- Competition law after Brexit: Monckton’s response to the Brexit Issues Paper02 Dec 2016 | by Julian GregoryMonckton Chambers has submitted its response to the Brexit Competition Law Working Group (BCLWG) Issues paper.* Our response makes a number of specific suggestions as to how the Government could best respond to a hard Brexit, but also highlights some more general points which bear emphasis given the current political climate. Brexiteers often argue that […]
- Brexit, European Economic Area (EEA) membership, and Article 127 EEA02 Dec 2016 | by Professor Panos KoutrakosIntroduction Does Brexit entail an obligation for the United Kingdom to notify the European Economic Area (EEA) of its intention to withdraw? This question has arisen recently in the context of the different ways in which the UK could maintain its links with the single market. This blog entry will address this question in the […]