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Brexit — the most important constitutional case of a generation
Parliament Should Decide — Three good reasons to back the People’s Challenge
By John Halford, Bindmans LLP
The most important constitutional case of a generation began somewhat inauspiciously this Summer when a Spanish hairdresser, Dier Dos Santos, issued an urgent claim seeking judicial review of the decision the Government had then yet to make about precisely how to exit the EU at the unglamorous counter of London’s Administrative Court.
It also came as something as a surprise to the Government because there had been none of the normal correspondence back and forth between solicitors beforehand. Yet the courts took the claim seriously and listed it for an urgent directions hearing on 19 July before the Queens Bench Division’s President.
By the time of that hearing, the Government had pinned its legal colours to the mast — there would be…
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