The High Court has today held that the government does not have prerogative power to invoke Article 50 without a vote by Parliament.
This means that MPs will need to vote before Article 50 can be triggered. So, there can be no Brexit without Parliamentary approval.
Commentators are already identifying this decision as the most important constitutional case of the century. It is likely that the case will ‘leapfrog’ appeal straight to the Supreme Court. Watch this space for updates.
If you have any queries about the impact of this decision, or on the implications of Brexit generally, please contact a member of the team.