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Liberty -v- The Prime Minister & another

Friday 18th October 2019

Application for permission to appeal the Order of Supperstone J (11 October 2019) that refused an application for a rolled-up expedited hearing.

The application for judicial review concerns the Prime Minister’s compliance with his legal obligations under and in connection with the European Union (Withdrawal) (No.2) Act 2019 that imposes specific duties to take specified steps to seek and obtain an extension of the period under Article 50(3) of the Treaty on the European Union in order to prevent the UK leaving without an agreement with the EU on 31 October 2019. If certain conditions are not met, then the Prime Minister must by no later than 19 October 2019 send the letter required by s.1(4) of the Act to the President of the European Council requesting an extension of the Article 50 period.

The principal focus of the Appellant’s application for judicial review concerns the Prime Minister’s obligations not to frustrate the purpose and provisions of the Act

View hearing:

Part 1

Part 2

Court of Appeal Judgment