Legal Costs: Article 50

Part of Attorney General – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 2nd February 2017.

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Photo of Jeremy Wright Jeremy Wright The Attorney-General 12:00 am, 2nd February 2017

The case that concluded in the Supreme Court last week dealt with an important constitutional issue. It was absolutely right that the Government both defended their position and appealed against the first-instance judgment in England and Wales to the Supreme Court, where the case was heard alongside connected litigation from the Northern Ireland courts. The figures for the total costs of those cases will be published in due course, but I can confirm that the Advocate General for Scotland and I, who appeared on behalf of the Government, received no additional fee for our work on the case.