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 email@example.com.
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
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 […]
Brexit: Joining the European Economic Area, and the implications for free movement of persons by Ayesha Christie
Post-referendum, all options are on the table. Joining the European Economic Area is one way in which the UK could retain access to the single market upon withdrawal from the EU. But free movement of goods, services and capital comes hand-in-hand with free movement of persons, and it is questionable whether the UK would be […]
Brexit: What trade agreements can the UK negotiate whilst being a part of the EU? by Luis González García
Is it possible for the United Kingdom to negotiate a trade agreement with the EU, FTAs with third countries and its new legal status within the WTO while being part of the EU?
Looking back on the result of the Brexit vote, future historians may well conclude that the post-WW II United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland was, like Belgium, held together by the European Union. Flanders and Wallonia dare not split into independent countries (despite decades of mutual antipathy and non-co-operation) because neither wishes to […]