Brexit Basics 3: update 9th July

The week’s developments and legal opinions


The judicial review hearing in the name of Deir Dos Santos, a UK citizen is set for 19 July, although this will be a permission hearing, rather than a substantive hearing.  The Mishcon de Reya hearing is still at the pre-action correspondence stage; there has been no claim form or letter before action. It is understood that action is also being considered by a third party: see the JoK link The two Article 50 legal claims – the current details below.

Brick Court Chambers has launched a dedicated website, Brexit Law. Of particular interest at present are:

Although posted immediately post-Brexit, The immediate legal consequences of Brexit under a new Prime Minister by Richard Gordon QC provides a useful summary of the headline issues to be addressed.

The UK Dimension

  • Oxford Business Law BlogA New Referendum is a Constitutional Requirement: Pavlos Eleftheriadis argues that the European Union Act 2011 establishes a ‘referendum lock’ before an amendment of the EU Treaties can be ratified by the UK and that Brexit will have to be approved both by an Act of Parliament and by the electorate in a (?further) referendum. [4 July]

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