How Will Brexit Impact U.K. Legal Framework?
Britain is coming to terms with its decision to leave the European Union after Thursday’s dramatic referendum and some are already asking if the referendum result can somehow be overturned. It’s true that the referendum is non-binding and the U.K.’s next prime minister is under no legal compulsion to act on the result. And a new premier could, in theory, go back to the EU and ask to negotiate a new deal before taking it back for a second vote. But this option has been ruled out by the EU’s other leaders. Most importantly, it would be extremely difficult to ignore the views of the 17.4 million people who voted to leave. Herbert Smith Freehills Partner Gavin Williams discusses the legality of Brexit with "On the Move" hosts Guy Johnson in London and Caroline Hyde in Berlin.