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Article 50 Withdrawal Agreement to require a vote From Parliament

The EU Withdrawal Bill has now entered the committee stage in the House of Commons. This is the stage at which Parliament gets into the detail of the Bill, including amending it if necessary. ...more

Hogan Lovells Host Successful Launch Of Cobcoe's Brexit - The Voices Of European Business Report

100 business leaders. 27 roundtables. 18 economies of the EU27. One central conclusion: Politicians are not listening to the concerns and priorities of European business. That was the consensus at the launch of an important...more

The UK Prime Minister's speech in Florence presents a further evolution in the UK Government's stated position

We described in our Practical Roadmap to the Negotiations the three possible scenarios: Cliff Edge, Cliff Hanger and Glide Path. Whilst Downing Street's rhetoric has consistently set its preference against the prospect of a...more

9/25/2017  /  EU , Member State , Referendums , UK , UK Brexit

The UK takes a position on the CJEU

The UK's position paper on dispute resolution and the role of the CJEU begins the process of squaring the circle created by the UK's stated intention to retake control from the CJEU. As far back as the Prime Minister's...more

9/7/2017  /  CJEU , Corporate Counsel , EU , UK , UK Brexit

HRLA panel discusses growing significance of commercial human rights post-Brexit

Before a central London audience earlier this month, Charles Brasted, partner and head of public law and policy at Hogan Lovells, and leading QCs Tim Ward, Jessica Simor and Gerry Facenna reflected on the likely impact of the...more

The Repeal Bill: Understanding the small print

The Government took the first step to implementing one of its key Brexit policies today. The long-awaited Repeal Bill, formally named the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill, which was first announced in October last year, has...more

Queen's speech paves the way for Brexit

The Queen's Speech has set out the UK Government's intended legislative programme for the next two years – and its focus is Brexit. While there is little to no new detail, there are some further hints of how the...more

Wikitribune and broken news

Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales completes crowd-funding this week for his latest venture: Wikitribune, a news platform that, while not affiliated with Wikipedia, applies Wikipedia’s collaborative model to journalism. Wales...more

Stuck in the middle without EU: UK courts grapple with Brexit uncertainty

One of the UK Government's central objectives for Brexit is to bring an end to the jurisdiction in the UK of the Court of Justice of the EU ("CJEU"). A necessary implication of this objective is that, unless agreed otherwise...more

General Election 2017: comply with the campaigning rules

The General Election campaigning rules have kicked in – and apply retrospectively back to 9 June 2016 and until 8 June 2017. Businesses need to review both past and future publications, events and other activities during the...more

Finger on the polls – May calls for snap General Election

UK Prime Minister Theresa May has today announced that she intends to trigger a General Election to take place on 8 June 2017. The announcement came as a surprise, having only been agreed this morning in a meeting of Cabinet...more

Top Brexit developments in 2017 for ADG companies

On 23 June 2016, the people of the United Kingdom (UK) voted in a referendum to leave the European Union (EU). The UK Government gave the EU formal notice of its intention to withdraw from the EU on 29 March 2017. This...more

Article 50 – let the Brexit negotiations begin

On 29 March 2017, Sir Tim Barrow, the UK’s permanent representative in Brussels, personally handed over a letter, signed by Prime Minister Theresa May, to Donald Tusk, the President of the European Council, providing...more

What you need to know before Brexit gets underway this week

This Wednesday, the UK embarks on a journey not previously taken by any other EU Member State. The process for withdrawing from the EU, which will get officially underway following the UK's formal notification to the European...more

Calling time on time limits?

CPR 54.5(2) is clear: the time limit for filing the claim form for judicial review may not be extended by agreement of the parties. The justification for the rule is well-known. Undue delay sits uncomfortably with good...more

Agreeing how to disagree: Brexit, future EU-UK agreements and the need for an umpire

What good is a cricket game without an umpire? While both teams might be applying the same rules, situations often crop up in which a definitive interpretation must be given, and the rules of the game enforced. The same...more

Brexit: the ball is in which court?

Brexit "will bring an end to the jurisdiction of the CJEU in the UK". That is the assertion in the UK Government's Brexit White Paper¸ and it was the promise of the Leave campaign. But the reality is more complex. The...more

The Article 50 process: What happens now?

Last night the Article 50 Bill, which allows the Prime Minister to begin withdrawal talks under Article 50, was approved by the House of Commons. In this blog, we briefly outline the expected next steps and timeline....more

The Government's Article 50 Bill: small, but of mighty constitutional importance

On 26 January 2017, the Government published its European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill (the "Bill") to empower the Prime Minister to notify the EU, under Article 50 of the Treaty on the European Union, of the...more

Supreme Court rules Brexit must be triggered by UK Parliament

On 24 January 2017, the Supreme Court handed down its highly anticipated judgment in Miller v Secretary of State for Exiting the EU. The Claimants argued that an Act of Parliament was required to authorise the triggering...more

May Day: What we now know about Brexit

For those who have been listening carefully to the UK Government in recent months, today's speech by Prime Minister Theresa May will be a confirmation that the UK Government has recognised the logical consequences of the...more

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