Brexit



Advocate General launches attack on Law Society of Scotland over 'political' Brexit stance

The Advocate General has launched an attack on the Law Society of Scotland over its position on Brexit, The Herald reports.

Published 20 February 2017

Law Society of Scotland and Glasgow Caledonian University to host seminar on Brexit and human rights

The Law Society of Scotland is partnering with Glasgow Caledonian University (GCU) to host the second in a series of Brexit-themed seminars "Human Rights Reform: Scotland’s place in Brexit" on 23 February in Glasgow.

Published 9 February 2017

Lord Advocate calls for European Arrest Warrant gains to be saved post-Brexit

The Lord Advocate has said Scotland could become a safe haven for criminals unless the current level of cooperation with European police forces is preserved after Brexit.

Published 7 February 2017

Sewel amendment to Scotland Bill would have given Holyrood power to block Brexit

Former Lord President and Deputy President of the Supreme Court, Lord Hope of Craighead has revealed he sought an amendment to the Scotland Bill last year that would have put the Sewel Convention on a statutory footing, The Times reports.

Published 26 January 2017

UK government publishes Brexit bill

The UK government has published draft legislation to empower Prime Minister Theresa May to activate Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union and thereby begin the formal Brexit process.

Published 26 January 2017

QCs among speakers at JUSTICE Brexit event

Two QCs were among the speakers at a JUSTICE Scotland/Equality and Human Rights Commission event which explored “The Human Rights Implications of Brexit on EU Migration”.

Published 25 January 2017

Brexit 'opportunity' for Commonwealth, says leading lawyer

Brexit represents "opportunity" for Commonwealth lawyers, according to the president of the Commonwealth Lawyers Association (CLA).

Published 23 January 2017

Lawyers predict plunge in M&A activity as Brexit uncertainty continues

Corporate deals in the UK will continue to drop on last year in the wake of Brexit uncertainty, according to one law firm.

Published 16 January 2017

New Brexit challenges lodged in Dublin and London

New legal challenges over the Brexit process have been lodged in the Irish and UK courts, The Guardian reports.

Published 13 January 2017

Tayside property market picks up in wake of Brexit vote

The Tayside property market has picked up with a strong final quarter following reduced confidence in the wake of the Brexit vote.

Published 11 January 2017

Blog: Six months on – Brexit and employment law

Katy Wedderburn considers the implications of Brexit on employment law six months after the vote.

Published 4 January 2017

Challenge to Brexit process to be heard in Irish courts

A tax barrister has raised over £70,000 to challenge the Brexit process in the Irish courts, our sister publication Irish Legal News reports.

Published 12 December 2016

Brexit case: Lord Advocate to argue case for Scottish government before Supreme Court

The Lord Advocate will argue today at the Supreme Court that the Scottish Parliament must be consulted before Article 50 can be triggered.

Published 7 December 2016

Brexit drives record admissions for Law Society of Ireland

The Law Society of Ireland has said it will welcome a record number of solicitors in 2016 as a result of the Brexit vote, our sister publication Irish Legal News reports.

Published 6 December 2016