Ireland: Government formally backs legal bid to be post-Brexit international legal services hub

The Irish government has given its formal backing to a joint initiative of The Bar of Ireland, the Law Society and the wider legal community in promoting Ireland as a post-Brexit centre for international legal services.

Published 4 January 2019

Wightman and Scotland Act cases under the spotlight at Faculty Brexit event

Brexit and the twists and turns flowing from two historic court rulings will be put under the spotlight at a special Faculty of Advocates event.

Published 21 December 2018

Brexit crisis: Court of Session grants declarator mirroring decision of Court of Justice in Article 50 case

The Court of Session has granted a declarator in line with the judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union in the Article 50 case, Wightman and others.

Published 20 December 2018

Rachael Kelsey: Brexit implications for family law

Rachael Kelsey, a director at SKO Family Law Specialists, will be writing regular updates for Scottish Legal News in coming weeks, dealing with the specifics of the Brexit implications for family law.

Published 18 December 2018

Supreme Court: Ministers' consent clause in Scottish ‘Brexit Bill’ ultra vires, though legislation largely competent

Section 17 of the Scottish ‘Brexit Bill’ – which requires Scottish Ministers’ consent to certain subordinate legislation – is ultra vires of the Scotland Act, which it would modify, though the bill is not entirely outwith the Scottish Parliament's legislative competence, justices in Supreme Court have ruled.

Published 13 December 2018

Scottish Police Federation warns Holyrood of need for more officers ahead of Brexit

The body which represents rank and file police officers has told MSPs that Scotland needs up to 900 more officers to deal with Brexit.

Published 13 December 2018

Brexit crisis: CJEU rules that UK can unilaterally revoke notification of intention to withdraw from EU

The United Kingdom is free to revoke unilaterally the notification of its intention to withdraw from the EU and such a revocation, decided in accordance with its own national constitutional requirements, would have the effect that the United Kingdom remains in the EU under terms that are unchanged as regards its status as a member state.

Published 10 December 2018

Supreme Court to hand down judgment in Scottish Brexit bill case 

Judgment in the Scottish Brexit bill case will be handed down by the Supreme Court on Thursday 13 December 2018.

Published 6 December 2018

UK government publishes legal advice on Brexit deal after historic contempt finding

The UK government has published its full legal advice on the draft Brexit deal after government ministers were found to be in contempt of Parliament in an historic first.

Published 5 December 2018

Brexit crisis: Advocate General Sánchez-Bordona – Article 50 allows unilateral revocation of intention to withdraw

Article 50 TEU allows the unilateral revocation of the notification of the intention to withdraw from the EU, according to an Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union. 

Published 4 December 2018

UK faces 'constitutional crisis' if PM fails to publish legal advice on Brexit deal

The UK will find itself in a "constitutional crisis" if the Prime Minister fails to publish the legal advice she has been given on her Brexit deal, according to Labour.

Published 3 December 2018

Ireland: Brexit uncertainty 'jangling nerves' for law firms

Uncertainty over Brexit is "jangling nerves" for Irish law firms, according to a new report by professional services firm Smith & Williamson.

Published 28 November 2018

Boris Johnson faces private prosecution over Brexit vote conduct

Former Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson is facing a private prosecution for alleged misconduct in public offence during the EU referendum campaign.

Published 22 November 2018

Elaine Motion: Brexit case highlights how language matters in both law and politics

Elaine Motion, executive chairman at Balfour+Manson, writes on the significance of language in the Article 50 case currently before the courts.

Published 12 November 2018