Edwin Coe is representing Northern Ireland politician Ciaran McClean in his challenge to the Conservative/DUP Agreement for the payment of £1bn to Northern Ireland in return for the DUP’s support of the Government in Parliament. The challenge is due to be heard at the Royal Courts of Justice on 26th October in the Divisional Court before Lord Justice Sales and Mr Justice Lewis. Dominic Chambers QC, John Cooper QC and Edward Granger appear for Mr McClean and James Eadie QC, Jason Coppel QC and Sean Aughey appear for the Government.

Partner David Greene said “The Tory/DUP Agreement of money for votes raises important constitutional issues in relation to political corruption. The Government have conceded that the Agreement is subject to the determination of Parliament but Mr McClean proffers that unless that approval is very specific it is still a corrupt bargain

The respective cases of the parties as well as the skeleton arguments to be presented to the Court, may be found here.

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