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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

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Supreme Court day 2: the "constitutional trap"

6 December 2016

By Andrew Eaton and Oliver Travers

The Government and Respondents both made their arguments before the Supreme Court today; with both sides asserting that their position is the constitutionally conventional one (i.e. that it respects the sovereignty of Parliament). 

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Jurisdictions: United Kingdom
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Day 1 in the Supreme Court: minimal change to the Government's case

6 December 2016

By Andrew Eaton and Oliver Travers

Yesterday was the first day of the Supreme Court hearing of the Article 50 challenge (R (Miller and Ors) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union).

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

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Whose power is it anyway? Brexit, parliamentary sovereignty and triggering Article 50

24 October 2016

By Andrew Eaton and Oliver Travers


Last week saw the final submissions in the judicial review on whether the UK Government can formally trigger Brexit without parliamentary backing. Although dismissed by some, including the Government's own lawyers, as an attempt to "reverse Brexit", the Claimants' case asks a question that goes to the heart of the relationship between the Government, the Parliament, the courts and the people of the UK. Indeed, the outcome of this legal process may well have profoundly political implications.

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Jurisdictions: United Kingdom