Durham Law graduate leading on landmark Brexit challenge on EU citizenship
(9 February 2018)
Jolyon Maugham QC, a Durham Law School graduate, is leading a major case with ground breaking potential on EU citizenship rights post-Brexit.
Jolyon Maugham QC, a Durham Law School graduate, is leading a major case with ground breaking potential on EU citizenship rights post-Brexit. It’s on behalf of UK nationals settled in the Netherlands arguing that Britain’s exit from the EU should not mean they are stripped of their EU citizenship and so lose their exiting rights to live or work in the EU. A Dutch judge has referred the case to the European Court of Justice. This is the biggest Brexit case since Miller.
Maugham, of Deveraux Chambers, has praised teaching and support of former Durham staff Francis Pritchard and Tamara Hervey. Durham Law School’s Dean, Professor Thom Brooks, says, ‘Durham Law School is proud to see its alumni on the frontline and front pages debating the biggest legal issues of our times from our graduates on the Supreme Court and across the legal landscape’.