BLOG: Why Government should argue that Article 50 is reversible
Press release issued: 9 November 2016
In his latest blog, Prof Phil Syrpis, Professor of EU Law at the Law School, highlights one potentially problematic aspect of last week's High Court judgment. The reasoning of the Court is premised on the assumption, accepted by the Government's lawyers, that Article 50 is irreversible.
If that assumption turns out not to be correct - and it may be challenged in the Supreme Court, which might in turn refer a question to the European Court of Justice - one of the key foundations of the Court's reasoning collapses.
On this issue Prof Syrpis raises awareness of a growing body of expert opinion which takes the opposite perspective, agreeing with the view expressed to the House of Lords in February that a notice under Article 50 is reversible.