- Article 50 TEU litigation complications and implications
- What is the background to this litigation? What has happened so far?
- Who is involved in the litigation and where is it being conducted?
- What is the significance of the key legal arguments being raised?
- How are the English and NI courts managing the cases, in terms of concurrent issues?
- What is the range of possible outcomes? How could they affect the government’s plans for triggering Article 50 TEU?
- How likely is an appeal to the UKSC? If permission is granted, when would the UKSC hear the case?
- Is there any Brexit litigation anticipated in the EU?
- What are your predictions for the outcome?
Public Law analysis: The manner in which Article 50 can be triggered has fast become the most significant constitutional question in a generation of UK law. With separate hearings before the courts of England & Wales (E&W) and Northern Ireland (NI) on the issue, Alex Bailin QC of Matrix Chambers and Rupert Paines of 11 King’s Bench Walk give their assessments of the cases that weigh Parliament against the royal prerogative.
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