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Anthony Speaight QC and Professor Catherine Barnard appear before Committee

1 November 2016

The EU Justice Sub-Committee takes evidence from Anthony Speaight QC and Professor Catherine Barnard of the University of Cambridge.


Tuesday 1 November in Committee Room 3, Palace of Westminster

At 10:45am

  • Anthony Speaight QC, 4 Pump Court Chambers
  • Professor Catherine Barnard, University of Cambridge

Topics for discussion

Following the result of the EU referendum in June, there is much concern about the consequences of the UK's withdrawal from the EU on the rights currently enjoyed by all EU citizens, workers and companies by virtue of EU Membership. EU law confers on EU citizens a panoply of rights including the right to move, work, and retire within the EU's Member States. Additionally, companies and businesses enjoy rights to trade and operate throughout the EU's Single Market.

In order to address the crucial question whether, and to what extent, these rights might be enforceable when the UK leaves the EU, the EU Justice Sub-Committee, under the Chairmanship of Baroness Kennedy of The Shaws, has invited Anthony Speaight QC and Professor Catherine Barnard to appear before the Committee.

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