The Justice Gap blog have kindly published my piece about the Brexit legal challenge. You can read it here. The latest update is that there are now 3 separate cases from different lawyers. They are thought to have broadly similar aims and all seek to clarify whether Theresa May must seek Parliamentary approval before triggering Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty and starting the 2-year countdown for Britain to exit the EU.

My post concerns one of the better publicised cases by private client law firm, Mishcon de Reya. I’m not alone in raising some concerns that there has been a lack of transparency about who is backing that case, given its political and constitutional heft. (See David Allen Green’s blog which raises the point and contains other interesting details, particularly about the approach that the Courts and government may take).

On the transparency issue, there’s been no response from the law firm that I’m aware of (on or off twitter) and the businesses backing the legal challenge remain anonymous, for now.

Posted by Ben Amunwa

Founder and editor of Ben is a commercial and public law barrister with The 36 Group. He gives expert legal advice on employment, public law and commercial disputes to a wide range of clients.

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