A video addressing ‘Article 50 in 50 seconds’ has been released by the Law Society to address key issues arising in next week’s Brexit case in the Supreme Court.

The video seeks to resolve ‘confusion’ over the role the court case will play in the process of the UK leaving the EU, following the media backlash which followed last month’s High Court judgment.

‘Brexit has raised important questions about UK law and constitutional processes, and our courts are absolutely the right place to resolve these questions,’ said Society president Robert Bourns.

’We’ve produced this video to help people understand what the court will consider, what decision it might make, and why a legal question arises when the Brexit decision has already been made in the referendum.

’Hopefully this will help calm the misapprehension that the court will somehow overturn the referendum decision, and give people confidence that we are witnessing the normal operation of our constitution.’

The Society has raised concerns over the tone of public debate around the court case, driven by parts of the media and some politicians. 

’Our fair and independent court system is respected worldwide, and personal attacks on judges for doing their job and answering the legal question they were asked is deeply troubling,’ said Robert Bourns.

Such attacks undermine the rule of law, and threaten the rights, freedoms, and guarantee of equality before the law that protect us all.’

The full video is available at the video button below, or on the Law Society website here.

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