• Tuesday 6 December 2016 | A.M. Cotter (Amy)

    Brexit: Not if, but how

    Since the result of the British EU membership referendum was announced on 23 June 2016, the discussion has changed; now we are not asking if Brexit will happen, but how it will be done. The current government thinks it has the right to give notice to the EU to leave under “Article 50” of the Treaty of the European Union. However, many fear that this would allow the government too much power, and that only parliament has the right to make or undo the law.

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  • Monday 27 June 2016 | A.M. Cotter (Amy)

    Brexit: our English solicitor Amy Cotter outlines the judicial consequences

    On Thursday, June 23, 2016, the United Kingdom held a referendum whether to remain a member state of the European Union or not. The British people were given the following option: Brexit (leave the European Union) or Bremain (remain part of the European Union). Arguably, this referendum marks one of the most important moments of recent history of the UK. After an intense battle between proponents and opponents of the Brexit, the results of the referendum were revealed on Friday, 24 June: 52 percent of the Brits voted in favour of the Brexit. This means that the UK will leave the European Unio, it is the first nation ever to do so. At this moment, the exact consequences of Brexit remain unclear. Our British lawyer Amy Cotter shines her light on possible judicial consequences.

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