UCL Faculty of Laws


Brexit - What Next?

22 January 2020, 6:00 pm–7:30 pm

Banksy artwork of the EU flag

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

Event Information

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UCL Laws (Denys Holland LT)
Bentham House
Endsleigh Gardens

About this event

Following the result of the election, the Brexit process will move 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 external experts, 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?

The speakers

Stefaan De Rynck (senior advisor of Michel Barnier)
Prof. Piet Eeckhout (Dean of Faculty of Laws, UCL)
Rt. Hon. Dominic Grieve MP (Formerly Member of Parliament for Beaconsfield; Attorney General)
Prof. Ronan McCrea (Professor of Constitutional and European Law, UCL)
Prof. Meg Russell (Professor of British and Comparative Politics and Director of the Constitution Unit, UCL)
Dr Uta Staiger (Executive Director of the UCL European Institute, Pro-Vice-Provost (Europe), UCL)
Prof. Eloise Scotford (Professor of Environmental Law, UCL)

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