Tag: Article 50

#Brexit: the UK Supreme Court gives the government permission to appeal – next steps

The UK government has formally applied for permission to appeal the High Court’s decision of 3 November 2016, in R (on the application of Miller & Dos Santos) -v- the Secretary of State for Existing the European Union, and a panel of 3 Justices has granted that application. The appeal hearing […]

#Brexit: the High Court’s decision in less than 500 words

The UK voted to leave the EU. To do that, it must give an “Article 50 notice”. The government believes it can give the notice using the “royal prerogative”. Gina Miller and Deir Tozetti Dos Santos disagreed, so they asked the Court: (a) for permission to seek a judicial review; and (b) to […]

#Brexit: UK government loses article 50 argument in the High Court – reaction & comment

The Divisional Court of the High Court of Justice of England & Wales has handed down its decision in Gina Miller & Deir Tozetti Dos Santos -v- the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, together with a brief summary of its reasons. The Court firmly rejected the UK government’s […]

#Brexit: Government loses article 50 argument in the High Court

The High Court has handed down its decision in Gina Miller & Deir Tozetti Dos Santos -v- the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union. The government had argued that it could decide to give the UK’s article 50 notice to the leave the European Union, without having to ask […]

#Brexit: can a minister give the UK’s article 50 notice? High Court decision due tomorrow

The High Court has been asked to decide whether a minister can give the UK’s article 50 “notice to quit” the European Union, without being authorized to do this by Act of Parliament. The Lord Chief Justice, the Master of the Rolls and Lord Justice Sales will hand down their […]

#Brexit: reaction to Theresa May’s conference speech about Article 50

The UK’s Prime Minister, Theresa May, has delivered a speech at the Conservative Party’s annual conference. The speech gives us more insight into the government’s plans for #Brexit than we’ve had before, but it makes the lawyer in me wonder if the government is overreaching itself already. The #Brexit related headlines from […]