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Article 50, the Electoral Commission challenge, and an intern’s fight – Newsletter

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Our Article 50 trip to Edinburgh

On Tuesday, the GLP appeared at the Court of Session in Edinburgh. As you know, we want to find out whether the UK can unilaterally revoke Article 50 if Parliament decides Brexit is not in the national interest. You can read our speaking note here, and you can also read the Government’s Note of Argument here.    

The hearing went well. The judge said he understands the need for speed and will deliver a decision soon. Of course, we’ll keep you updated. We thank the 2,607 people whose financial support have made this vital litigation possible. Our crowdfunding page can be found here.

News about our Electoral Commission challenge

We were granted a cost cap in our Electoral Commission challenge. The court directed that our exposure to adverse costs should be capped at £20,000, which means the litigation can go ahead. The full hearing is scheduled for 19th June 2018, and for an explanation of why the case is important, click here.

When an intern holds a media giant to account

Earlier this year, a former intern bravely wrote about her experiences at the magazine Monocle. Working long shifts and denied minimum wage, Amalia Illgner decided to sue Monocle, and the GLP helped her take this action forward. You can read the original claim here. Monocle has so far denied responsibility, which is unsustainable, and it’s put up or shut up time. Monocle now has to file a defence.     

The Uber saga continues

At the moment, we’re trying to arrange a case management hearing for June or July, which will give a clear pathway to a resolution. Click here for a full background of our Uber case.

News from our director

Our director, Jolyon Maugham QC recently wrote a piece for the New Statesman on the low conviction rates in rape cases and how the legal system is failing women. It caused quite a stir on Twitter.

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