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24 January, 2017

R (Miller & Anor) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union & Ors [2017] UKSC 5

The UK Supreme Court confirms (by a majority of 8:3) that an Act of Parliament is needed before Article 50 can be triggered and Sewel Convention is not a legal obligation and devolved legislatures do not have power to veto Article 50, in the landmark case of R (Miller & Anor) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union & Ors [2017] UKSC 5.

The full judgment can be viewed here and the press summary here.

Ampersand’s Aidan O’Neill QC acted for interveners the Independent Workers Union of Great Britain (IWGB) and Douglas Ross QC the Scottish Government, who were also interveners

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