On 22 November the 41st FA Mann Lecture was delivered by the Rt Hon Dominic Grieve QC MP, speaking on the issue: “Brexit – endgame of international engagement or a new start?”  In the Lecture Mr Grieve observed that while “taking back control” may be a powerful idea in conditions where the decline in general confidence in institutions, both national and supranational, has become so marked, in an increasingly interdependent World, what constitutes the benefit of exclusive control becomes very hard to identify and therefore very hard to achieve without a high level of collateral consequences.  The full text of the Lecture delivered by Mr Grieve can now be found here.

The lecture was arranged by Herbert Smith Freehills LLP and the British Institute of International and Comparative Law.   It is the 41st in a series of annual lectures in honour of the late Dr FA Mann QC (Hon) (1907-1991), who was instrumental in the development of the law by the legislature, the courts, and legal scholarship, and a sought-after advisor to governments.