The UK Supreme Court has held today that an Act of Parliament is required to authorise ministers to give notice of the decision of the UK to withdraw from the European Union. 8 judges formed the majority judgment (Lord Neuberger, Lady Hale, Lord Mance, Lord Kerr, Lord Clarke, Lord Wilson, Lord Sumption and Lord Hodge), 3 judges dissented (Lord Reed, Lord Carnwath and Lord Hughes). A link to the judgment is here and to the summary here.
Brick Court Chambers in association with The Times is hosting a discussion of the judgment on Monday 30 January by:
- Rt Hon Michael Gove MP
- Theresa Villiers MP
- Sir Richard Aikens
- Lord Falconer of Thoroton QC
- Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC MP
- Joanna Cherry QC MP
chaired by David Aaronovitch of The Times
The event is fully booked, however it will be live streamed on the Brick Court YouTube site here.