James Packer appeared on ABN radio on 25th January 2017 to comment on the legal and political implications, of the Supreme Court ruling which rejected the Government’s appeal in the Miller Case (the Brexit appeal). Thus meaning that an Act of Parliament is required before Article 50 can be signed.
This is one of the most important constitutional law cases ever heard in the United Kingdom. It has significant impact on the process of the United Kingdom leaving the European Union as it means that MP’s can now have a say on the conditions of Brexit. James discussed the possibility of MP’s blocking Brexit all together, also commenting on the political ramifications of this decision and highlighted the importance of the Government’s success on the related question of whether the Scottish Parliament and regional Assemblies could insist upon involvement in the process.
To listen to the interview see below:
Author James Packer of Duncan Lewis & Co is described by sources as a "go-to solicitor for the most difficult public law work" and "a walking encyclopaedia." He specialises in judicial review challenges, UK and EU immigration law and human rights cases. - Chambers & Partners 2016 Guide". James is a specialist in all forms of judicial review challenge, costs litigation, immigration, European Union and human rights matters. He has a significant practice challenging unlawful immigration detention cases with high-net claims for damages and immigration removal decisions.
Duncan Lewis’ Public Law department, recommended by Legal 500 2016 for its depth of experience in immigration and civil liberties challenges, is known by the Legal Aid Agency, the Courts, and the Treasury Solicitor. This enables us to quickly and effectively obtain funding, manage cases with the Court (get quick listings, direct access to Court lawyers etc), and communicate effectively with team leaders at Treasury Solicitors.