The European Court of Justice (ECJ) is expected to formally rule on whether the unilateral withdrawal of Article 50 of the Treaty on the Functioning of the EU is possible ahead of when British MPs vote on Theresa May‘s deal next week at the House of Commons, an ECJ source has confirmed

The bloc’s top court confirmed that it will deliver its judgment at 8 am UK time, on December 10, a day before the much-anticipated vote on the EU-UK Brexit agreement that was finalised in late November.

The ruling will come a week after the ECJ’s advocate general recommended that the UK would be able to revoke Article 50 before Brexit comes into effect.