Leave or stay – the EU legal issues explored

06 May


The potential legal issues of a “leave” or a “stay” vote in the EU referendum will be explored at a special event by the AGEUL group of advocates.

Sir David Edward, the former judge of the Court of Justice of the European Union, has accepted an invitation from AGEUL – the Advocates Group on European Union Law – to chair proceedings on Thursday, 26 May.

In a presentation, Kenneth Campbell, QC, an AGEUL member, will examine the legal conclusions on the European Council conclusions of 18-19 February this year when EU leaders agreed on a new settlement for the UK within the EU.

“A good deal has been written about some of the possible legal issues which may arise in the event of a ‘leave’ vote in the forthcoming EU referendum,” said Peter Sellar, Chair of AGEUL.

“A ‘stay’ vote will also have legal consequences, and rather less has been said about those. While this presentation does not advocate a particular side of the referendum debate, it will explore some of the legal issues which arise from the Conclusions of the European Council of 18-19 February.”

Kenneth Campbell, QC, has been a practising advocate since 1996 and took Silk in 2011. He has a wide-ranging civil practice, particularly in public law, professional liability and private client law. He has written widely in public and European law.

For details of the event, and to register, go to https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/ageul-eu-referendum-event-tickets-25193782281

The AGEUL website is at http://ageul.scot