The early signs are that activation of Article 50 won’t be blocked — but anything is possible
Today will go down in constitutional law history; the day the Brexit legal challenge finally got its moment in the courtroom. Legal Cheek spoke to the country’s number one legal commentator, Joshua Rozenberg, to find out his predictions.
In a packed out court 4 of the Royal Courts of Justice (on one of the hottest days of the year so far), seven leading silks and two top judges took to the stage to grapple with the ins and outs of this tricky judicial review.
Though a full hearing isn’t scheduled until October, rumours are flying fast around legal London about whether this claim — brought by a humble hairdresser — could actually block Brexit.
The constitutional implications of this decision could be enormous…
Watch Rozenberg tell Legal Cheek‘s Alex Aldridge all about it in the video above.
Brexit legal challenge: Busiest court in living memory hears judges say case WILL be heard by the Lord Chief Justice [Legal Cheek]