UCL European Institute


Brexit - What Next?

22 January 2020, 6:00 pm–7:30 pm


The UCL Faculty of Laws is hosting a public event to discuss the issues arising in this next stage of Brexit

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to







UCL Laws


Denys Holland LT
Bentham House
Endsleigh Gardens

*Event is sold out but there is a waitlist (via registration link). Drop-outs are likely but cannot be guaranteed. The event will also be filmed with a YouTube link available shortly after*

Following the result of the election, the Brexit process has moved to the next stage. It is clear now that the United Kingdom will leave the EU but the future relationship with the EU remains undetermined.

The UCL Faculty of Laws is hosting a public event to discuss the issues arising in this next stage. Academics from Laws and from UCL have made huge contributions to the Brexit debate, in areas ranging from trade relations, over labour rights and environmental policy, to core constitutional issues. They have been involved in some of the crucial litigation in this area (Miller 1 and 2 before the Supreme Court and Wightman before the ECJ). They will be joined by leading figures in the Brexit process, and will discuss questions such as:

  • What are the options for the future relationship between the UK?
  • What kind of trade deal, if any can be negotiated by December 2020?
  • Will the United Kingdom leave the transition period on 31 December 2020?
  • What are the legal and political obstacles to extending the transition period?
  • What are the implications of the Brexit process and the election result for the future of Scotland as part of the UK?
  • How likely are moves towards a united Ireland in the near future?


Chair: Dr Uta Staiger (UCL European Institute)

Stefaan De Rynck (senior advisor of Michel Barnier, Chief EU Negotiator for Brexit)
Professor Piet Eeckhout (UCL Laws)
Dominic Grieve QC  (Former Member of Parliament and Attorney General)
Professor Ronan McCrea (UCL Laws)
Professor Meg Russell (UCL Constitution Unit)
Professor Eloise Scotford (UCL Laws)