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Edwin Coe has been appointed as solicitors for the Santos claim that seeks to determine whether Parliamentary authority is required before Article 50 notice withdrawing from the EU can be triggered.

The Santos claim is the only issued application for judicial review on the issue of whether the Prime Minister has the power to serve notice of withdrawal from the EU under Article 50 based on Royal Prerogative or will need a vote in Parliament approving withdrawal. The application is due to be heard for the first time on 19 July.

David Greene, Senior Partner of Edwin Coe LLP, said

“We are very pleased to be joining the Bar team lead by Dominic Chambers QC on this issue. This is an issue of crucial constitutional importance in the process of withdrawal from the EU. It makes perfect sense for this issue to be determined as soon as possible.   The determination will clear the way for the right method to be adopted in serving notice under Article 50. We will certainly be pressing the Court to deal with the matter swiftly.” 

About Edwin Coe

Edwin Coe LLP is a full service law firm based in the heart of London’s historic legal district in Lincoln’s Inn. Founded in 1913, we have grown from our litigation origins to become a thriving and dynamic practice, providing a comprehensive range of legal services to meet the needs of a wide variety of businesses, individuals and organisations based throughout the UK and internationally.

With 44 Partners, we are ranked 115 in the 2021 edition of The Lawyer ‘UK 200’ law firms and are recommended in all the major legal directories. We provide clients with innovative, tailored and integrated legal services and combine a highly personal and responsive service with industry leading expertise.

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