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Jolyon Maugham QC buys stab vest after Brexit litigation threats

Barrister Jolyon Maugham QC, who has played a key role in Brexit litigation over the past three years, has revealed that he bought a stab vest following threats against his life.

Published 27 September 2019

Lord Sumption: Judiciary stepped in to curtail Johnson's 'disgraceful constitutional abuse'

A former judge has said the Supreme Court moved the boundaries of the law because of a "particularly disgraceful constitutional abuse" by Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

Published 26 September 2019

Conor Gearty: Johnson's behaviour made the Supreme Court case about the very existence of the rule of law

Conor Gearty, professor of human rights law at LSE Department of Law, offers his initial thoughts on the historic Miller/Cherry judgment.

Published 25 September 2019

Prime Minister Boris Johnson unlawfully prorogued Parliament, full bench of Supreme Court rules in historic judgment

Prime Minister Boris Johnson unlawfully prorogued Parliament, a full bench of the UK Supreme Court has unanimously ruled in a historic judgment.

Published 24 September 2019

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

Supreme Court to hand down judgment in Cherry and Miller cases tomorrow morning

The Supreme Court will hand down its judgment in the Brexit cases tomorrow morning at 10:30 am.

Published 23 September 2019

Police Scotland spends more than £8m ahead of Brexit

Police Scotland has spent more than £8 million on establishing a contingency plan for Brexit, new figures reveal.

Published 23 September 2019

UK government may seek to prorogue Parliament again if it loses Brexit cases

The UK government has said it may seek to prorogue Parliament again if the Supreme Court rules against it in the ongoing Brexit cases.

Published 19 September 2019

Supreme Court to hear Brexit cases

The Supreme Court will begin hearing Brexit-related appeals from tomorrow.

Published 16 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

Downing Street forced to back down after questioning impartiality of Scottish judiciary

Downing Street was yesterday forced to repudiate comments made by a Number 10 insider questioning the impartiality of Scotland's judiciary in the wake of the Inner House's judgment in Cherry.

Published 12 September 2019

Inner House's 'remarkable' judgment on prorogation could have long-lasting constitutional implications

It is "as if the prorogation order had never existed" following this morning's judgment from the Inner House of the Court of Session in Cherry – a "remarkable" case that could have "lasting implications for our constitution, for the reviewability of major prerogative powers and for the courts themselves", legal experts have told Scottish Legal News.

Published 11 September 2019

Scottish franchise boom could banish Brexit blues says Harper Macleod's David Kaye

Harper Macleod partner David Kaye has called for the country's entrepreneurs to seize the benefits of 'Brexit-proof' franchise models as the industry's leaders gather in Glasgow for Scottish Franchise Week.

Published 10 September 2019

Legal battle against Johnson's prorogation of Parliament to continue

Lawyers for 78 parliamentarians who claim that Prime Minister Boris Johnson's plan to suspend parliament for five weeks in the run-up to his Brexit deadline was unlawful today said the court fight would continue.

Published 4 September 2019

MPs to vote today on bill to stop no-deal Brexit

MPs will today vote on legislation aimed at forcing Prime Minister Boris Johnson to request an extension to the Brexit deadline if the UK cannot reach an agreement with the EU this month on the terms of its withdrawal.

Published 4 September 2019