updated on 19 September 2019
The legal profession is all over the front pages this week, with all eyes on the Supreme Court as it considers whether Prime Minister Boris Johnson acted unlawfully by suspending Parliament. Lord Keen QC, representing the government, is trying to argue that the matter is not for judges to decide on, while Lord Pannick QC, representing campaigners, is trying to convince judges that Parliament was prorogued unlawfully to “silence” MPs ahead of Brexit. Whatever the outcome of the hearing and whatever your view, the fact that the Supreme Court has taken the rare step of asking all 11 of its justices to preside over the hearing speaks to the importance of the case, and today promises to be one of extraordinary legal significance.
While we wait to learn more, take a look at this week’s round-up from the business world – essential reading as ever for those honing their commercial awareness.