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Article 50 Legal Challenge: Supreme Court upholds High Court Decision

Posted on 24 January 2017

Article 50 Legal Challenge: Supreme Court upholds High Court Decision

Today, 8 of 11 Supreme Court Judges at the Supreme Court upheld the decision of the High Court on Thursday 3 November that the Secretary of State does not have the power under the prerogative to give notice pursuant to Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union.

Mishcon de Reya's statement:

From the beginning, the purpose of this case was to ensure that the Government followed the correct constitutional process in triggering Article 50. Today 8 out of 11 Judges upheld the judgment of the High Court.

As lawyers, we believe in the rule of law, the separation of powers and the independence of the judiciary. This case has seen challenges to each of these principles we hold dear. We are proud that today the strength and primacy of those principles has been restated by the highest judges in the land.

The full judgment is available here.

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