Todays Update on the Brexit Ruling

Following the UK’s referendum in June of this year, where the UK voted by 51.9% to 48.1% to leave the EU, the High Court have today ruled that the UK Government cannot invoke Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty, formally giving the EU notice that the UK will leave the European Union in 2 years time, without a parliamentary vote. The current Prime Minister Theresa May, has indicated her intention to invoke Article 50 by the end of March 2017. The decision of the High Court will be appealed and is likely to be heard in the Supreme Court next month. It is not clear what the nature of the parliamentary vote will be should the decision of the High Court be upheld by the Supreme Court. This is a hugely important constitutional legal case, which highlights very clearly the balance of powers which is held within the UK between the Courts, Government and Parliament. The impact of Brexit will have significant influence on the laws of the UK, and Harrisons will continue to keep abreast of developments to provide the best up to date guidance and advice on minimising the disruption from any changes on both personal and business issues.