'Britain's place in the world' - Panel conversation with Prof. Michael Dougan, Dr. Thomas Horsley, Harriet Gray, Ben Murphy, Greg Messenger and Michelle Farrell


Liverpool Liberal Democrats are pleased to invite you to a special eventreat with Prof. Michael Dougan and other panel guests, all experts in EU Law and will be discussion Britain's place in the world post the 2016 referendum.

The Liberal Democrats are the real opposition to Conservative and Labour Hard Brexit plans and have called for a referendum on the terms of any renegotiation deal.

This event is free to attend but spaces are limited.  Please RSVP to avoid disappointment.


On the panel includes:

Prof. Michael Dougan - specialist in EU Law,  constitutional and welfare

Michelle Farrell - specialist in international human rights law

Ben Murphy - specialist in international law, UN, peace and security

Harriet Gray - specialist in EU asylum and immigration law

Dr. Thomas Horsley - specialist in EU constitutional law and the Single Market 

Greg Messenger - specialising in international trade, world trade organisation 


Biography of Prof. Michael Dougan:

Michael specialises in EU Law, particularly EU constitutional law, the Single Market and EU welfare law. 

His work on the EU constitution and institutions covers processes of constitutional reform as well as the relationship between Union law and the national legal systems. He has published widely on the EU's constitutional framework after the Lisbon Treaty, on the principle of direct effect of Union law in national courts, and on the enforcement of Union law. Current research interests include: the problem of defining the "scope of EU law"; and developments in "flexibility" both within and beyond the EU Treaties.

Michael has also written extensively on single market law, especially the free movement of goods, persons and services, and processes of harmonisation of Member State laws.

In the field of EU welfare law, Michael's research has focused on the interaction between free movement rights and social security entitlement and the impact of EU citizenship in this area. Michael looks in particular at the role played by the Court of Justice in shaping and delimiting citizenship and fundamental rights.

Together with other members of the Liverpool European Law Unit, Michael's research has contributed to wider public and political debates about European law. For example, Michael has provided written evidence to various Parliamentary enquiries; appeared as an expert witness before the House of Commons European Scrutiny Committee and the House of Lords European Union Committee; and acted as an external advisor to Government departments on important developments - including discussions about the enactment of the European Union Act 2011 as well as the ongoing Review of the Balance of Competences Between the UK and the EU. 

Michael teaches Public Law and EU Law. He is happy to supervise higher degrees in those areas of EU law falling within his broad fields of research expertise. 

March 03, 2017 at 7:00pm - 10pm
Quakers Meeting House
22 School Ln
Liverpool L1 3BT
United Kingdom
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