03 Nov Croft Solicitors act in successful challenge to the Government over Brexit
Croft Solicitors are acting for clients bringing a claim against the Government in the ‘Article 50’ cases. We and our clients are delighted with the High Court’s judgment, handed down today, which can be read here.
The judgment confirms that the UK Government does not have the power under the Crown’s prerogative to give notice pursuant to Article 50 for the United Kingdom to withdraw from the European Union. The effect of the ruling is that Article 50 can only lawfully be triggered following a vote by Parliament.
Croft Solicitors clients are Fair Deal for Expats, an organisation set up to try to achieve the best deal, following the referendum result in June, for the estimated 2-3 million British Citizens who live in other EU countries. British citizens living abroad in other EU Member States are significantly affected by the issues arising from these legal proceedings.
The court case raises key questions of constitutional law. The Government have indicated that they will appeal the decision and the case is expected to be heard in the Supreme Court later this year.
The ultimate outcome will have a profound effect on both when and how Article 50 is triggered, as well as on future uses of executive power for years to come.
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