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Agreeing how to disagree: Brexit, future EU-UK agreements and the need for an umpire

7 March 2017

By Charles Brasted, Andrew Eaton and Telha Arshad 

What good is a cricket game without an umpire? While both teams might be applying the same rules, situations often crop up in which a definitive interpretation must be given, and the rules of the game enforced. The same applies to bilateral agreements: they inevitably require a mechanism that will ensure consistent interpretation and, if necessary, enforcement of the agreement between the parties.

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Jurisdictions: United Kingdom
Services: Administrative and Public Law, Government Relations and Policy Advocacy, International Arbitration

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The Government's Article 50 Bill: small, but of mighty constitutional importance

30 January 2017

By Charles Brasted and Andrew Eaton

On 26 January 2017, the Government published its European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill (the "Bill") to empower the Prime Minister to notify the EU, under Article 50 of the Treaty on the European Union, of the United Kingdom's intention to withdraw from the EU (otherwise known as "triggering Article 50").  

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Jurisdictions: United Kingdom
Services: Government Relations and Policy Advocacy

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Supreme Court rules Brexit must be triggered by UK Parliament

25 January 2017

By Charles Brasted and Andrew Eaton

On 24 January 2017, the Supreme Court handed down its highly anticipated judgment in Miller v Secretary of State for Exiting the EU.

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Jurisdictions: United Kingdom
Services: Administrative and Public Law, Government Relations and Policy Advocacy

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Supreme Court Day 4: in the end, it is about where to start

8 December 2016

By Andrew Eaton and Oliver Travers

Today was the final day of the Supreme Court hearing of the Article 50 case (R (Miller and Ors) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union). The Court heard submissions from the Scottish and Welsh governments as well as the various interested parties in the case, as well as the Government's response to the arguments made against it since Tuesday.

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Jurisdictions: United Kingdom
Services: Administrative and Public Law, Government Relations and Policy Advocacy

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Supreme Court Day 3: the Justices question the constitution

7 December 2016

By Andrew Eaton and Oliver Travers

The Miller Respondents, the Lord Advocate on behalf of the Scottish Government, and the applicants in the Northern Ireland judicial reviews of Agnew and others and Raymond McCord all made submissions today. The submissions furthered a number of the arguments made by Lord Pannick yesterday, and dealt with issues of devolution. 

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Jurisdictions: United Kingdom
Services: Administrative and Public Law, Government Relations and Policy Advocacy