A federal UK? The pros and cons: Federalism: What is it, and does it work?

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Background to federalism and its possible applicability to the UK following the EU Referendum. Debate organised by the Foundation for Law, Justice and Society (www.fljs.org) on Friday 2nd February 2018 chaired by Professor Denis Galligan, with: Margaret Kelly, Former Cabinet public servant and Lecturer in Law, Sydney will set out the opening arguments for and against a federal system; Michael Dougan, Prominent Brexit critic and expert in European Law, Liverpool, will discuss the UK internal market and its far-reaching implications for constitutional relations across the constituent nations of the UK; Sionaidh Douglas-Scott, Human Rights expert, Queen Mary University on the rights of Scottish citizens with respect to the referendum result and the case for greater devolved powers; Richard Clary, Partner at Cravath, Swaine & Moore LLP, will offer insights into the legal and political implications of a federalist model from across the pond; and Catherine Barnard, Cambridge expert in European Law, on the European model of federalism.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2 Feb 2018
EventThe Putney Debates 2018: Powers to the Peoples: Electoral Reform and a Federal UK? - St Mary's Church, Putney, United Kingdom
Duration: 2 Feb 20182 Feb 2018


ConferenceThe Putney Debates 2018
Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom


  • Law
  • Federalism
  • State Constitution


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