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The European Commission has launched infringement proceedings against the UK for breaching its obligations under the Brexit deal. A letter of formal notice has been sent to the UK for a response by the end of October, after which the Commission may issue a reasoned opinion.

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An article has been published by Professor Colin Reid of Dundee University on the effect of Brexit on environmental governance across the UK. The abstract states: "The UK’s withdrawal from the EU will not bring about immediate changes to the substance of environmental law in the UK,

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Irish barrister Paul McGarry SC explores the opportunities for Irish lawyers following the UK's exit from the EU. The sabre-rattling by the UK government over the Northern Ireland Protocol has again brought the debate about the future arrangements between the EU and the UK into sharp focus. But no m

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A legal expert has warned against the Scottish government's plan to hand powers currently held by the EU to ministers after the Brexit transition period. Aileen McHarg, professor of public law and human rights at Durham University, has raised concerns over the proposals and recommends that powers sh

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Stephen Phillips discusses the UK government's Brexit blueprint in relation to policing trade between the different parts of the UK. Last month the Westminster government set out its blueprint for policing trade between different parts of the UK after the post-brexit transition period ends on 31 Dec

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British lawyers are among professionals who have functioned as "enablers" for the extension of Russian influence in the UK, according to a long-awaited report from the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (ISC). The committee drew up the report on Russia last year under the chairmanship

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In the understandable tsunami of media coverage in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is easy to forget that, as matters stand, the transition period following the UK’s departure from the EU ends in less than six months’ time, writes Bruce Craig. Currently, the EU and the UK have a gl

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The UK government has come under pressure from a Westminster committee to set out how it will facilitate "unfettered" trade between Northern Ireland and Great Britain under the Brexit deal. In a new report, the Northern Ireland affairs committee said the UK's proposals for implementation of the Nort

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MSPs on two Scottish Parliament committees are seeking views on the Scottish government's UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Continuity) (Scotland) Bill. The Scottish government introduced the bill on 18 June 2020. The bill aims to:

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Views are being sought from the legal sector, business, and the judiciary on which British courts should have the power to depart from the acquis of EU law. At present, only the Supreme Court and the High Court of Justiciary will have this power from 31 December 2020.

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