Government loses Article 50 Challenge. Brexit is for parliament not the Crown.

Ten minutes ago the Divisional Court released its judgment in the judicial review proceedings brought by Gina Miller to determine whether or not the Prime Minister can give notice to leave the EU under Article 50 of the TEU without  the authorisation of Parliament. The Lord Chief Justice has declared that the government does not have the power under the royal prerogative to give notice under article 50. A government spokesman has indicated that the judgment will be appealed in which case it will leapfrog to the Supreme Court where a hearing has been pencilled in for early December.


Interesting times.

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Professor Simon Baughen

Professor Simon Baughen was appointed as Professor of Shipping Law in September 2013 (previously Reader at the University of Bristol Law School). Simon Baughen studied law at Oxford and practised in maritime law for several years before joining academia. His research interests lie mainly in the field of shipping law, but also include the law of trusts and the environmental law implications of the activities of multinational corporations in the developing world. Simon's book on Shipping Law, has run to seven editions (soon to be eight) and is already well-known to academics and students alike as by far the most learned and approachable work on the subject. Furthermore, he is now the author of the very well-established practitioner's work Summerskill on Laytime. He has an extensive list of publications to his name, including International Trade and the Protection of the Environment, and Human Rights and Corporate Wrongs - Closing the Governance Gap. He has also written and taught extensively on commercial law, trusts and environmental law. Simon is a member of the Institute of International Shipping and Trade Law, a University Research Centre within the School of Law, and he currently teaches at Swansea on the LLM in:Carriage of Goods by Sea, Land and Air; Charterparties Law and Practice; International Corporate Governance.

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