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Breaking BREXIT: Coping with a UK withdrawal from the EU in Practice

Event Details

Time: 14:00-19:00, followed by a reception

Venue: British Institute of International and Comparative Law, Charles Clore House, 17 Russell Square, London WC1B 5JP

In view of David Cameron's pledge to hold a referendum on EU membership before the end of 2017, this event will consider the practical impact of a BREXIT on legal relationships and the constitutional structure of Britain. It will explore how leaving the EU will affect commercial and finance law, freedom of movement and it will also include information regarding how to prevent disruptions in legal relations on a practical level, for example, by looking at means of drafting contracts to avoid complications following a BREXIT. This event will provide ample opportunity to hear both sides of the debate surrounding this important topic.

The event will be followed by a drinks reception and networking.


  • Professor Catherine Barnard, University of Cambridge
  • Prof. Sir Alan Dashwood QC, Henderson Chambers
  • Professor Sir David Edward KCMG QC, Vice President, BIICL and former Judge at the Court of Justice of the EU
  • Adam Johnson, Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Professor Sir Jeffrey Jowell KCMG QC, Director, Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law
  • Dorothy Livingston, City of London Law Society
  • Jacqueline Minor, European Commission Representation in the UK
  • The Rt Hon John Redwood, MP
  • Phillip Souta, Clifford Chance
  • Professor Takis Tridimas, King's College London
  • Diana Wallis, President of the European Law Institute and Past Vice President of the European Parliament

Event convened by Justine Stefanelli, Maurice Wohl Associate Senior Research Fellow in European Law, Bingham Centre for the Rule of Law and Eva Lein, Herbert Smith Freehills Senior Research Fellow in Private International Law, British Institute of International and Comparative Law.

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Pricing and Registration

BIICL Members:

  • Individual - £95
  • Full-time Academic - £60
  • Full-time Student - £35


  • Individual - £160
  • Full-time Academic - £100
  • Full-time Student - £60

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