Could lawsuits derail Britain's exit from the European Union?

Lawsuits filed on behalf of a hairdresser, entrepreneur and others have been merged into a single claim

8th August, 2016
A number of lawsuits, merged into a single claim, are likely to end up before the UK Supreme Court this year

"The world has effectively been turned upside down," said former attorney general Dominic Grieve. The campaign in favour of leaving was "the constitutional equivalent of crimes against humanity," remarked Richard Gordon, a barrister at Brick Court Chambers. When the speakers asked if anyone in the room had anything more positive to say, there was silence.

Like that audience at the Inner Temple last month, London’s legal establishment was overwhelmingly in favour of remaining within the...

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