Brexit



Prorogation will establish 'dangerous precedent', legal academics warn

The planned five-week prorogation of Parliament will establish a "dangerous precedent" and undermine the "integrity" of the British constitution, a group of legal academics has warned.

Published 3 September 2019

Paul Craig: Prorogation – constitutional principle and law, fact and causation

Paul Craig, professor of English law at St John's College, Oxford and an authority on administrative and EU law, writes about important issues of constitutional principle and law raised by the prospect of prorogation as well as those concerning fact and causation.

Published 3 September 2019

Lord Advocate's application to intervene in Court of Session case accepted

The Lord Advocate James Wolffe QC's application to intervene in the prorogation case at the Court of Session today has been accepted.

Published 2 September 2019

Emergency legal bid to stop suspension of Parliament begins

An emergency legal bid to stop Prime Minister Boris Johnson from suspending Parliament has begun at the Court of Session.

Published 29 August 2019

Court battle against prorogation of Parliament to begin in Belfast tomorrow

Northern Ireland's Lord Chief Justice, Sir Declan Morgan, will hear victims' rights campaigner Raymond McCord's legal challenge to the prorogation of Parliament tomorrow at the High Court in Belfast.

Published 29 August 2019

Motion submitted to Court of Session to thwart Johnson's attempt to suspend Parliament

A motion has been submitted asking the Court of Session to suspend Prime Minister Boris Johnson's request that Parliament be suspended.

Published 28 August 2019

Government officials cast doubt on plans to 'end free movement' immediately after Brexit

UK government officials have cast doubt on plans to abruptly end European free movement in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Published 26 August 2019

Jeremy Glen: Brexit’s detrimental effects on consumer rights and business

In the wake of a possible no-deal Brexit, the law surrounding consumerism could be subject to various vital changes, writes Jeremy Glen.

Published 26 August 2019

UK officials to withdraw from EU meetings from September 2019

UK officials will withdraw from most EU meetings, including important meetings on European law and policy, with effect from 1 September 2019.

Published 21 August 2019

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