Lord Advocate James Wolffe QC receives 'fantastically rude' response to Brexit submission

UK government lawyers have dismissed the Lord Advocate’s submission to the Supreme Court that Parliament should be involved in the triggering of Article 50 in a response that some commentators have described as “fantastically rude”, “unnecessary” and “inappropriate”.

Published 5 December 2016

Gordon Lindhurst: Brexit and the silent voter

As the Supreme Court hearing on Article 50 gets underway, Gordon Lindhurst discusses the case as a reluctant leaver. 

Published 5 December 2016

Blog: Does Brexit require the Scottish Parliament's consent?

Charles Livingstone, partner in the public law and regulatory team at Brodies LLP, explains the Scottish government's arguments in the Brexit case before the UK Supreme Court.

Published 1 December 2016

Lord Advocate’s Brexit case submission asks court to consider Claim of Right and Acts of Union

Lord Advocate James Wolffe QC  has made a comprehensive submission to the Supreme Court detailing the Scottish government's argument that the triggering of Article 50 requires an act of Parliament ahead of next month's full bench hearing of the Brexit case.

Published 28 November 2016

Matheson warns of Brexit's impact on extradition agreements

The Justice Secretary has warned that Scotland may have to rely on an outdated extradition agreement from the 1950s following Brexit.

Published 25 November 2016

Matheson calls for protection of Scottish justice system ahead of Brexit summit

The interests of Scotland’s unique justice system must be protected as part of the UK’s negotiations with the EU, according to Justice Secretary Michael Matheson.

Published 21 November 2016

Supreme Court confirms applications to intervene in Brexit case

R (on the application of Miller & Dos Santos) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union

Published 18 November 2016

Lady Hale will 'absolutely not' consider recusal following Brexit case remarks

Deputy President of the Supreme Court, Lady Hale, has said she would “absolutely not” recuse herself from the Brexit case following her public remarks on it.

Published 17 November 2016

EU legislation may have to be replaced before Brexit, Lady Hale says ahead of Supreme Court ruling

EU legislation may have to be replaced wholesale before Brexit, according Deputy President of the Supreme Court, Lady Hale.

Published 16 November 2016

Brodies develops innovative software that identifies Brexit risks

Brodies LLP has developed software that helps businesses identify contractual risks arising from the UK’s decision to leave the European Union.

Published 10 November 2016

Full bench to hear Brexit appeal at Supreme Court

The Supreme Court has now received formal notification of the UK government’s intention to appeal the High Court’s decision of 3 November in the case of R (on the application of Miller & Dos Santos) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union.

Published 9 November 2016

Geoffrey Bindman and Lord Judge unimpressed with Lord Chancellor's defence of Brexit judges

A former Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales and a top solicitor have criticised the Lord Chancellor over her response to the media outcry against judges in the High Court following their judgment in the Brexit case.

Published 8 November 2016

Law Society and Faculty voice support for judiciary following Brexit judgment

Law Society president Eilidh Wiseman and Dean of the Faculty of Advocates, Gordon Jackson QC, have released a joint statement on the English High Court’s judgment on the role of the UK Parliament in invoking Article 50.

Published 7 November 2016

Law Society launches Brexit seminar series

The Law Society of Scotland will be hosting the first of a series of Brexit-themed seminars on Thursday 3 November with an expert panel from the Scottish legal profession and academic community.

Published 2 November 2016