UCL Faculty of Laws


Professor Colm O’Cinneide analyses constitutional implications of Brexit at Clifford Chance seminars

26 September 2016

Professor Colm O’Cinneide, Professor of Constitutional and Human Rights Law at UCL Laws, analysed the constitutional implications of Brexit at seminars held in Canary Wharf and Saddlers' Hall

The seminars, held in the City of London on 13 and 14 September 2016 respectively, were organised by Clifford Chance as part of their Perspectives series of client briefings.

Other speakers included Clifford Chance partners Simon James and Deborah Zandstra, as well as Phillip Souta, head of UK Public Policy.

Professor O’Cinneide outlined how the referendum vote to leave the EU had exposed the existence of several different fault lines within the unwritten constitutional system of the UK, in particular in respect of the relationship between Parliament and the executive, and between Westminster and the devolved territories. He concluded that Britain was now living in ‘interesting constitutional times – perhaps too interesting for its own good’.