Tax Journal Article "Brexit, article 50 and the separation of powers" by Michael Conlon QC

3rd February 2017

The Supreme Court’s decision of 24 January 2017 is the most significant case in constitutional law for decades. It did not rule on the merits, or the timing, of the UK’s exit from the European Union. But it did confirm EU law as one of the sources of UK law. The court reasserted the authority of Parliament over ministers, holding that only Parliament has the right to take the momentous step of triggering article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon.

Published in Tax Journal 3rd February 2017.

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Michael Conlon QC