Divorces can be messy and details can be frustrating. It’s ironic that history’s most famous divorcé should again be newsworthy in relation to a different sort of divorce: Brexit.

It is said that the government is attempting to give itself Henry VIII powers to decide the detail. So what does this mean?

Senior Partner John Gould and senior associate Michael Stacey appear in The Times highlighting the potential difficulties of bringing decades of European law into UK law in the Brexit separation process.

What using Henry VIII powers would mean is available to read via subscription on The Times Law website. 

John is Senior Partner of Russell-Cooke. John's area of particular expertise is regulation and public law. He specialises in the analysis and solution of complex regulatory problems, advising regulators, government departments, law enforcement agencies, charities and statutory and professional bodies. 

Michael is a senior associate in the litigation team and undertakes a wide range of regulatory and commercial work for regulators, businesses, charities, other institutions and private clients. Michael has particular expertise in regulatory and public law. He acts regularly for the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) and Architects Registration Board (ARB).