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Challenge to the UK Internal Market Act 2020 issued by the Counsel General for Wales

Related Member(s):
Helen Mountfield QC, Mark Greaves
Related Practice Area(s):
Public Law

The Counsel General for Wales has issued a claim for judicial review of the United Kingdom Internal Market Act 2020 (“UKIMA”). The claim seeks advisory declarations that UKIMA must be read down to prevent the ambit of the Government of Wales Act 2006 – a constitutional piece of legislation which protects the devolved powers of the Senedd and Welsh Government –  from being cut down, either by implication or by secondary legislation.

The Counsel General has made a written statement in relation to the challenge and has published the grounds, available here.

Helen Mountfield QC and Mark Greaves are instructed by the Welsh Government Legal Services on behalf of the Counsel General.