Brexit: Law, Constitution and Market
Free Public Lecture
David P Derham Theatre, First Floor
Melbourne Law School
185 Pelham Street
T: 9035 1111
In this important and topical lecture, Professor Richard Rawlings (Professor of Public Law, University College London), one of the UK’s leading constitutional experts, will address a central yet unexplored ramification of Brexit: the construction of ‘a UK single market’ to facilitate domestic commerce, pave the way for international trade deals and protect national resources.
Common EU frameworks have so far provided common UK frameworks but with the advent of Brexit there is a pressing need for ‘re-regulation’ to cover what would otherwise be a yawning gap. Construction of a common economic framework is a major challenge for any multi-level system of government, but is uniquely challenging in the UK given the continuing demands for Scottish independence, the economic as well as political circumstances on the island of Ireland, and the fusion of UK government with the government of England.
In discussing the way forward for Prime Minister May’s ‘global Britain’, the lecture will examine the ‘where’, ‘what’ and ‘how’ of re-regulation via the competing perspectives of central government and the devolved administrations, as well as the Irish Government. The lecture will be of general interest, and of particular interest to those interested in law, politics, and economics.
Professor Richard Rawlings is the 2018 Miegunyah Distinguished Visiting Fellow. This fellowship program enables overseas scholars of international distinction to make an extended visit to the University and contribute to its academic, intellectual and cultural life.
Professor Richard Rawlings, Professor in Public Law
Professor Richard Rawlings
Professor in Public Law
University College London
Professor Rick Rawlings holds the Chair in Public Law at University College London and is one of the most influential scholars of public law and EU law in the common law world. He is a Leverhulme Trust Major Research Fellow, Honorary Bencher of Middle Temple, Fellow of the Learned Society of Wales, and Life Fellow of the Institute of Welsh Affairs. He was formerly Legal Adviser to the House of Lords Constitution Committee, and currently serves on the Welsh Advisory Committee of the Law Commission and the Welsh Government’s newlyestablished Commission on Justice in Wales. His many works include leading books such as *Delineating Wales: Constitutional, Legal and Administrative Aspects of National Devolution* (2003); *Devolution, Lawmaking and the Constitution* (2005); *Law and Administration* (3rd edn 2009, with Carol Harlow); *The Regulatory State: Constitutional Implications* (2010); *Sovereignty and the Law* (2013); and *Process and Procedure in EU Administration* (2014, with Carol Harlow). Professor Rawlings has held visiting research and teaching posts at leading universities including the University of California Berkeley, National University Singapore, and University of Auckland, and in 2018 is a Miegunyah Fellow at the University of Melbourne.