Can the Article 50 notice be legally withdrawn? – CJEU orders case to be accelerated

08 Oct 2018

The CJEU has ordered that the Scottish preliminary reference in the Wightman case (C- 621/18) should be dealt with under the accelerated procedure in Rule 105 RP. A deadline of 30 October has been set for written observations from the parties, institutions and Member States. The hearing will be on 27 November 2018.

The Inner House of the Court of Session referred the case to the CJEU as a result of the petition brought by Andy Wightman MSP and others, including Joanna Cherry MP. Monckton Chambers’ Gerry Facenna QC and Anneli Howard are continuing to represent pro bono Liberal Democrat Brexit Spokesperson Tom Brake MP, and Labour’s Chris Leslie MP, along with Scottish Counsel Morag Ross QC, instructed by John Halford at Bindmans LLP and Jennifer Jack of Harper Macleod. They will be appearing at the forthcoming hearing in Luxembourg.

See previous news item here.