Saturday 24 August 2019

Lawyer to seek new legal challenge to Article 50 in Irish courts

The move is set to cause angst for the government here, who will be trying to negotiate a smooth Brexit landing for Ireland Photo: Reuters
The move is set to cause angst for the government here, who will be trying to negotiate a smooth Brexit landing for Ireland Photo: Reuters

Saurya Cherfi

A British lawyer is launching a fundraising campaign in a bid to challenge Brexit in the Irish courts.

Jolyon Maugham QC is hoping the legal challenge to Article 50, which triggers Brexit, will be referred from the Irish High Court to the European Court of Justice (ECJ).

The aim of his case is to ask the ECJ to establish whether or not Article 50 can be reversed once it is triggered.

The 'Remain' campaigner has already signed up with Irish senior counsel Joseph Dalby SC for the proceedings, RTÉ reports.

Mr Maugham said the legal challenge will cost around €83,000 and launched a crowdfunding campaign last night.

He said he expected the litigants in the case to include a number of British MEPs and possibly a member of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

The move is set to cause angst for the government here, who will be trying to negotiate a smooth Brexit landing for Ireland with the UK.

Irish Independent

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