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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
Services: Administrative and Public Law, Government Relations and Policy Advocacy

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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

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Brexit: a play in four acts?

1 August 2016

By Andrew Eaton

The stage is set for the Euro-drama of our time.

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This is the house that Brexit built

25 July 2016

By Andrew Eaton, Associate

The new May Government has now been fully established and has begun getting to work. Judging by last week's notable developments, foreign affairs is top of the agenda.

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