Brexit



Battle against no-deal Brexit commences in Northern Ireland's High Court

Northern Ireland victims' rights campaigner Raymond McCord has launched a challenge in the Northern Ireland courts aimed at preventing the Prime Minister from suspending Parliament to force through a no-deal Brexit.

Published 15 August 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

Balfour and Manson leads fight to stop Westminster Brexit shutdown

Balfour and Manson, the firm leading the legal fight to prevent the suspension of debate in the UK Parliament on a no-deal Brexit, has welcomed the news that there will be a full court hearing on the issue.

Published 14 August 2019

Legal challenge to stop Johnson suspending Parliament fast-tracked

A judge in the Outer House of the Court of Session has agreed to a fast-tracked hearing on whether Prime Minister Boris Johnson can legally suspend Parliament to force through a no-deal Brexit.

Published 13 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

Neeraj Thomas: No-deal Brexit endangers Scotland's protected foods

Last month Ayrshire New Potatoes, known more commonly as Ayrshire Earlies, joined the ranks of other iconic Scottish food and drink products when they were granted Protected Geographical Indication (PGI) status. As Neeraj Thomas explains, however, their newfound protection may be soon endangered if not lost.

Published 7 August 2019

Faculty convener Belfast bound to talk Brexit

The convener of the Faculty of Advocates' International Committee, James Mure QC, will be one of the speakers at a conference in Northern Ireland to explore major constitutional law issues.

Published 6 August 2019

German government introduces bill to protect British citizens in event of no-deal Brexit

The German government has introduced draft legislation to allow British citizens in Germany to continue living and working in the country in the event of a no-deal Brexit, in sharp contrast to the UK government.

Published 2 August 2019

Professor R. Daniel Kelemen: New leaders and old problems – Brexit and the rule of law crisis

Professor R. Daniel Kelemen, professor of political science and law and Jean Monnet chair in European Union politics at Rutgers University, writes on the change of leadership in the UK and the EU.

Published 31 July 2019

Poll: Name the Brexit lawyer who has impressed you most

Scottish Legal News is asking readers: which legal figure in the House of Commons has been most admirable in their conduct during the current Brexit imbroglio?

Published 29 July 2019

MPs and Peers to launch Scottish court challenge to block Brexit prorogation of Parliament

A cross-party group of MPs and Peers have announced a Scottish court action aiming to block the next Prime Minister from proroguing Parliament in the run-up to the Brexit deadline.

Published 23 July 2019

Conor Gearty: The British constitution, Brexit and human rights

The flexibility of the British constitution, once thought to be such a strength, has played a large part in destroying the country. In this edited version of a recent lecture delivered in Cambridge, Professor Conor Gearty (LSE) explains why he now believes more than ever that only the experience of no-deal will bring Britain to its senses.

Published 5 July 2019

'Urgent need' for intergovernmental reform, say devolved administrations

The Scottish and Welsh governments are urging an end to delays in reforming their relationship with Westminster.

Published 4 July 2019

Justice Committee calls for clarity on post-Brexit criminal justice and policing

The Scottish Parliament’s Justice Committee is calling on the Scottish and UK governments to release more information about how criminal justice and policing matters will be handled after Brexit, particularly in a no-deal scenario.

Published 27 June 2019

Politicians bring claim against Met over Brexit referendum campaign expenses

Concerned parliamentarians are taking the first steps in a legal action against the Metropolitan Police over alleged electoral offences committed during the June 2016 EU referendum.

Published 20 June 2019