Austen Morgan part of Lord Trimble's Brexit Legal Team

Author: Reporter
In: News Published: Tuesday 05 February 2019


Dr Austen Morgan of 33 Bedford Row is part of a legal team preparing a challenge in the wake of the Brady amendment, which was accepted by the House of Commons on 29 January 2019.

The claimants – led by Lord Trimble, the former first minister of Northern Ireland – argue that the Belfast (or Good Friday) agreement also applies to the question of the Irish border.

They seek a meeting of the British-Irish intergovernmental conference, a UK-Irish work programme on how to avoid a hard border, and a preliminary paper outlining the ‘alternative arrangements’ to the backstop in the EU’s draft withdrawal agreement.  

The anticipated claim has been widely reported in the media. The Financial TimesThe Belfast Telegraph, The TelegraphThe Sun and The Mirror