Monckton Chambers – City University London Symposium, Legal Implications of the Referendum on EU membership


2 Dec, 2015    
2:30pm - 6:45pm


Saddlers’ Hall
40 Gutter Lane,, London , EC2V 6BR

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Registration from 2:30pm for a 3:00pm start | 3 CPD

Christopher Muttukumaru CB, Monckton Chambers
Professor Panos Koutrakos, City University London

15.00  Introduction   

Chair:  Rt Hon Sir Konrad Schiemann, former Judge at the Court of Justice of the European Union

15.10 Keynote Speech:

Rt Hon Lord Hannay GCMG CH: ‘Policy introduction: negotiations, context, scenarios’

15.40  SESSION 1: From Now until an In/Out Referendum

Jonathan Faull (European Commission): ‘The State of Play on the Negotiations’


Professor Kenneth Armstrong (University of Cambridge)
Ian Rogers QC (Monckton Chambers)
Professor Catherine Barnard (University of Cambridge)
Topics: Legal implications of subjects on which the UK Government is seeking renegotiation; “ever closer union”; role of national parliaments; citizenship rights including benefits for migrant workers; free movement; a British bill of rights.

16.30  Break   

16.50 SESSION 2: Legal Issues if the UK Electorate Votes to Leave the EU

Chair:  Professor Panos Koutrakos (City University London)

16.55-17.30 Substantive Legal Issues at EU and Domestic Level (1)

Panel: Professor Sir Alan Dashwood KCMG QC (City University London)
Dr KPE Lasok QC (Monckton Chambers)
Topics: Article 50 TEU and various options for successor arrangements in substitution for EU membership: UK alone; EEA; Swiss option; customs union; FTA; access to the single market.

17.30-18.00 Substantive Legal Issues at EU and Domestic Level (2)

Panel: Professor Paul Craig (University of Oxford)
Philip Moser QC (Monckton Chambers)
Topics: Managing the process: immediate exit vs transitional period; repeal of European Communities Act 1972; application of EU law between referendum and possible exit; unwinding the relationship; how much EU law to be retained; acquired rights.

18.00-18.10  Closing remarks

Jonathan Faull (European Commission)

18.10-18.45 Discussion: All panellists and audience

18.45-19.15 Drinks Reception

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