The EU (Withdrawal) Bill: Principles, Powers and Parliaments

1 Jul 2017
EU flag missing a star, symbolising Brexit

On 12 September, the day after the EU (Withdrawal) Bill received its second reading in the House of Commons, this major one-day public event brought together leading parliamentarians and legal and constitutional specialists from across the UK to discuss the critical issues raised by the Bill and its prospects in the UK’s parliaments and assemblies.

are available on the UK in a Changing Europe website.

Professor Anand Menon, Director, ESRC UK in a Changing Europe

The Government's approach

  • Daniel Denman, Director, Legal Advisors, Department for Exiting the EU

Legislating for Brexit: the issues

  • Professor Sionaidh Douglas-Scott, Anniversary Chair in Law, Queen Mary University of London

  • Chair: Dr Ruth Fox, Director and Head of Research, Hansard Society

  • Michael P. Clancy OBE, Director, Law Reform, Law Society of Scotland

  • Professor Mark Elliott, Professor of Public Law, University of Cambridge; Legal Adviser, House of Lords Constitution Committee

  • Lord Lisvane, Member, House of Lords Delegated Powers and Regulatory Reform Committee; former Clerk of the House of Commons

  • Chair: Marie Demetriou QC, Brick Court Chambers

  • Professor Catherine Barnard, Professor of European Union Law, Cambridge University, and ESRC UK in a Changing Europe

  • Martha Spurrier, Director, Liberty

  • Chair: Professor Dan Wincott, Professor of Law and Society, Wales Governance Centre, Cardiff University

  • Professor Colin Harvey, Professor of Human Rights Law, Queen's University Belfast, and ESRC UK in a Changing Europe

  • Dr Jo Hunt, Reader in Law, Cardiff University, and ESRC UK in a Changing Europe

  • Professor Stephen Tierney, Professor of Constitutional Theory, Edinburgh University, and ESRC UK in a Changing Europe; Legal Adviser, House of Lords Constitution Committee

  • Chair: Professor Richard Rawlings, Professor of Public Law, University College London, and Honorary Distinguished Professor, School of Law and Politics, Cardiff University

A panel (subject to parliamentary business) including:

  • Hilary Benn MP, Chair, House of Commons Committee on Exiting the EU (Labour)

  • Sir Bill Cash MP, previous Chair, House of Commons European Scrutiny Committee (Conservative)

  • Joanna Cherry QC MP, Member, House of Commons Committee on Exiting the EU (SNP)

  • Dr Stephen Farry MLA, Deputy Leader and Brexit spokesman, Alliance Party

  • Eluned Morgan AM, Baroness Morgan of Ely, Member, National Assembly for Wales External Affairs and Additional Legislation Committee (Labour)

The event is funded by the ESRC UK in a Changing Europe initiative, and co-convened by Cardiff University’s Wales Governance Centre and the Hansard Society.

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