ELAI AGM, 26 April 2017, Merrion Hotel

Dear All
 
Please note that our AGM will take place at 6pm at the Merrion Hotel on 26th April.
 
On this auspicious week when Article 50 is triggered by the UK, I am delighted to announce that James Libson of the London law firm Mischon De Reya, who represented Gina Miller in the landmark Article 50 legal challenge against the British Government, will give a talk.
 
Article 50 paragraph 1 states that “any member state may decide to withdraw from the Union in accordance with its own constitutional requirements.”  Post-Brexit, the outcome of the Gina Miller case prevented the UK Government from triggering Article 50 without first being authorised by parliament to do so, in accordance with UK constitutional requirements.  The case sparked controversy amongst the public, politicians and the media, provoking the “Enemies of the People” headline targeted at the UK judiciary.  James Libson represented Gina Miller in this landmark case and will give an insider's account of the challenges faced by the legal team and will also discuss the aftermath of the decision on a national level.
 
We have arranged canapes and a drinks reception for after the event and I look forward to seeing you all there!
 
Kind regards
 
Colleen Cleary
Chair, Employment Law Association of Ireland