The Constitution Unit


Brexit in the Supreme Court: The Case of the Century

30 January 2017


This is the constitutional case of the century.  Two sets of appeals come together, Miller from London and McCord from Belfast.  If the Supreme Court upholds the High Court decision in Miller, the government will have to introduce legislation at Westminster before it can trigger Article 50.  An expert panel of lawyers discuss the reasoning behind the court's judgement, public and press reaction, and the constitutional implications.


  • Chair: Joshua Rozenberg, Presenter, BBC Law in Action
  • Sir Stephen Laws, former First Parliamentary Counsel
  • Prof Sionaidh Douglas-Scott, Queen Mary University of London
  • Jessica Simor QC, Counsel in the Supreme Court appeal