Lawyers for BritainWe are a campaigning group which brings together lawyers interested in Britain’s relationship with the EU. We draw support from solicitors, barristers, legal academics, retired judges and constitutional specialists. We believe that there needs to be a fundamental change in Britain’s relationship with the EU. This could not be achieved until we voted to leave the current Treaties, and are now able to build a new and constructive relationship which preserves our trading links but restores our ability to be governed by our own laws.
After victory for Leave, preparing for BrexitAfter the stunning referendum victory for Leave, the focus of our work has shifted from campaigning to working on the legal process by which Brexit will be successfully delivered. That process is governed by Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union. Preparations for exit involve the need to make changes to the UK's international treaty relationships and to its internal laws, as well as addressing the post-exit relationship between the UK and the remaining EU. We have published our step-by-step guidance to all the major aspects of this process in Brexit - how it would all work.
Politeia publishes "Leaving the EU" by Martin Howe QCPoliteia (A Forum for Social and Economic Thinking) has published "Leaving the EU: Legal and Trade Priorities for the New Britain" by Lawyers for Britain Chair, Martin Howe QC. This can be downloaded from Politeia and is summarised on the Politeia homepage. It sets out a comprehensive plan for preparing the UK's international trade relations and domestic laws to take advantage of the freedoms of Brexit, as well as how relations with the remaining EU should be handled.
We combat moves to frustrate the referendumWe also scrutinise the various litigious moves which are being made by opponents of Brexit to undermine and overturn the democratic decision of the British people in Why the Referendum is Binding, and publish the reactions of some concerned lawyers to the attempt by some members of the Bar to gather support for a legally flawed letter to the Prime Minister which asks for the referendum result to be overturned and replaced by a Parliamentary vote.
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