Boris Johnson

Prime Minister’s derogatory references to legal profession condemned

Lawyers have condemned "dismissive references" to the legal profession made by Home Secretary Priti Patel and the Prime Minister.

Published 7 October 2020

Supreme Court finds against Boris Johnson on ‘fundamental constitutional principles’

The Supreme Court's judgment handed down today upholds that of the Inner House to the effect that the advice of the Prime Minister given to the Queen to prorogue Parliament was unlawful, but does so on different grounds "calling upon what it takes to be fundamental constitutional principles rather than the standard grounds of judicial review", a constitutional expert has told Scottish Legal News.

Published 24 September 2019

Special power of the Court of Session could force Boris Johnson to extend Article 50

A special power of the Court of Session has been brought to bear on Prime Minister Boris Johnson personally and could allow the Clerk of Court to sign in his place – forcing him to extend Article 50.

Published 13 September 2019

Boris Johnson warned over threats to ignore law

Scottish Conservative MSP Professor Adam Tomkins has said Prime Minister Boris Johnson must resign if he is unwilling to follow the law.

Published 9 September 2019

Attempt to take private prosecution bid against Boris Johnson to Supreme Court fails

The man attempting to privately prosecute Prime Minister Boris Johnson over allegations he lied during the 2016 EU referendum has failed in a bid to take the case to the Supreme Court.

Published 15 August 2019

Court proceedings to stop Johnson suspending Parliament commence at Court of Session

A legal petition to stop Prime Minister Boris Johnson forcing through a no-deal Brexit by suspending Parliament has been granted permission to proceed.

Published 12 August 2019