David Davis faces legal threat over secret reports on Brexit impact

Lawyers say they will issue judicial review proceedings if Brexit secretary fails to release 50 studies of effect on industry

David Davis, the Brexit secretary, has been threatened with legal action over his refusal to publish 50 secret studies commissioned on the impact of Brexit.

Lawyers acting for the Good Law Project wrote to the Brexit department and Treasury on Thursday demanding the release of the documents. They said that failure to do so within 14 days would result in the issue of judicial review proceedings before the high court in an attempt to force their release.

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