This week saw the Supreme Court hand down its judgment in the Miller case, in which the judges were called upon to decide whether the government could trigger Article 50 to begin the process of leaving the EU without being authorised to do so by an Act of Parliament. Many members of our Faculty are conducting research on the legal issues surrounding ‘Brexit’ and you can read about some of their work in our ‘Brexit’ blog.
One of our upcoming special events this term is the sixth annual Sir Jeremy Lever Lecture, organised in association with Monckton Chambers, which will take place on Friday 24 February 2017 at 5pm in the Gulbenkian Lecture Theatre, in the St Cross Building. This year’s lecturer is Judge Christopher Vajda, UK Judge to the European Court of Justice, who will address the topical theme of: ‘Dispute Resolution in International Economic Agreements: the EU and Beyond’, and the event will be chaired by Lord Dyson.
We offer our warm congratulations to Professor John Finnis, who has been appointed an honorary QC, and to our alumnus and former colleague James Edelman, who has been appointed to the High Court of Australia.