Middle Temple to host 'Brexit and the United Kingdom-One year on'

On the eve of the first anniversary of the EU referendum, Middle Temple will assemble an expert panel to discuss, in the aftermath of the General Election, the prospects for Brexit, and its impact on the future of the United Kingdom.


22 June 2017, 17:30.


The Sherrard Room, Middle Temple

(Ashley Building entrance, Middle Temple Lane)


Sir Alan Dashwood QC is a distinguished EU law expert practising from Henderson Chambers. He was the founding editor of European Law Review (1975 to 1990) and he also founded the Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies. He advised on aspects of the negotiations leading to the EU Constitutional Treaty and the Treaty of Lisbon. He is the Emeritus Professor of European Law at Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge.

Professor Jim Gallagher is a research fellow at Nuffield College, Oxford. He is the author of ‘England and the Union, How and Why to Answer the West Lothian Question’ (2012), and co-author of ‘Scotland's Choices, the Referendum and What Happens Afterwards’ (2014). He was Whitehall’s most senior civil servant concerned with devolution until he retired in June 2010, as Director-General for Devolution in the Cabinet Office, the No 10 Policy Unit and the Ministry of Justice. 

Anthony Speaight QC practises from 4 Pump Court.  He was rapporteur for the Society of Conservative Lawyers’ devolution paper “Our Quasi-Federal Kingdom”.  He co-authored with Stephen Hockman QC a proposal for a Boundary of European and National Law Bill as an effort of assistance to the Remain campaign.  He was a member of the coalition Government’s Commission on a UK Bill of Rights. In November last year he gave evidence before the Lords EU Justice Sub-Committee about the consequences of the UK’s withdrawal from the EU on the acquired rights currently enjoyed by EU citizens.  He regularly publishes on the Judicial Power Project website.

The panel discussion will be chaired by The Right Hon Lord Dyson, Middle Temple’s Treasurer, and will be followed by a drinks reception.


To attend please RSVP to Richard Frost via benchers@middletemple.org.uk

1 hour of CPD - Learning objective: Develop your knowledge and understanding of topical issues relating to legal problems.