Supreme Court on Brexit

English convenience transcript of the manuscript published in Börsen-Zeitung on 04.02.2017 (Edition 25, page 13) by Chris Bryant (partner with Berwin Leighton Paisner in London) and Dr. Mathias Hanten (partner with Deloitte Legal in Frankfurt).

In our article of 19 November 2016 we discussed the dramatic judgment the English High Court .handed down on 3 November 2016, in the case of R (Miller) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union. In its judgment the High Court held that the UK Government did not have the requisite constitutional power to initiate the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union; instead, it must first secure permission from Parliament. That judgment has since been upheld by the UK’s most senior domestic court, the Supreme Court. This article explains the Supreme Court’s reasoning, and sets out the broader implications from a legal and political perspective.

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