Matrix Brexit Hub
Welcome to our Brexit Hub. Here you will find the latest news, articles and commentary from Matrix members concerning the legal implications of the UK’s vote to leave the European Union, after the referendum on 23 June 2016. They offer assistance with some of the practical issues which may arise, and try to anticipate some of the solutions to the uncertainty that lies ahead. If you have any feedback or would like to be added to our mailing list for Brexit articles, please mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
In the run up to the referendum, Matrix produced a number a free, downloadable articles on several topics concerning the implications of the UK leaving the EU. Our experts at Matrix have covered the legal enforceability of the recent EU settlement, election law issues and the referendum process, and immigration and security issues. The briefings are still available below.
- Rhodri Thompson QC – The impact of EU law on the ‘sovereignty’ of the United Kingdom and its Parliament
- Claire Darwin – The New Settlement Agreement
- Gavin Millar QC & Anthony Fairclough – The Law of the EU Referendum
- Sir Paul Jenkins QC (Hon) – The Post-23 June Process
- Nick Armstrong – Immigration and Brexit
- Aidan O’Neill QC (Scot) – Scotland and Brexit
- Mark Summers QC and Angeline Welsh – The Impact of Brexit on UK Security
- Nicholas Randall QC – Brexit and Premier League Transfers
- Dr Erik Lagerlof – Brexit and the WTO Agreement
- Rhodri Thompson QC – Remaining and Reforming the EU
Luis González García was interviewed on Bloomberg news on 17 October 2016, discussing the challenges facing a post-Brexit UK when negotiating trade deals with members of the World Trade Organisation. Luis, an international trade law expert and former trade negotiator, comments on the statement by the Chief Economist at the WTO that it would take […]
Helen Mountfield QC, Jessica Simor QC and Rhodri Thompson QC form part of three of the legal teams seeking a declaration from the Administrative Court that a decision to trigger Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union cannot be taken without an Act of Parliament. This case, which is of fundamental legal and constitutional […]
Luis González García advises House of Lords EU External Affairs and Internal Market Sub-Committees on the UK’s trade relations with the EU after Brexit
Luis González García was invited by the House of Lords EU External Affairs and Internal Market Sub-Committee to give evidence to the Committees on free trade agreements (FTAs) and negotiated bilateral agreements as a basis for future trade with the EU. To read more on the topic, please click here.
Sir Paul Jenkins QC (Hon) and others spoke to Gus O’Donnell, the former head of the British Civil Service, on the BBC Radio 4 programme ‘Brexit: The Leavocrats’. Broadcast on Wednesday 31 August, this programme looked at the challenges ahead as Britain prepares to leave the European Union. To listen, please click here.
Brexit: Challenges for the UK in negotiating an FTA with the EU (a trade negotiator’s perspective) by Luis González García
Narrowing the trade options The challenges ahead for the United Kingdom (UK) will depend on the trade model adopted. As I understand, the UK government is seeking to achieve deep economic integration with the European Union (EU) and at the same time ‘maximum freedom’ to negotiate trade agreements with third countries. If this becomes the […]