Earlier this morning (3 November 2016), the High Court in London ruled that the British government does not have power to trigger Article 50 in order to formally exit Britain from the EU (Brexit) without parliamentary approval and a vote from MPs. The government have said that they will appeal the decision to the Supreme Court.

According to UK media reports, the Lord Chief Justice stated that the government's arguments are "contrary to fundamental constitutional principles of the sovereignty of parliament".

We will review implications of this decision over coming weeks and keep you advised on any significant legal implications.