Brexit



Faculty convener Belfast bound to talk Brexit

The convener of the Faculty of Advocates' International Committee, James Mure QC, will be one of the speakers at a conference in Northern Ireland to explore major constitutional law issues.

Published 6 August 2019

German government introduces bill to protect British citizens in event of no-deal Brexit

The German government has introduced draft legislation to allow British citizens in Germany to continue living and working in the country in the event of a no-deal Brexit, in sharp contrast to the UK government.

Published 2 August 2019

Professor R. Daniel Kelemen: New leaders and old problems – Brexit and the rule of law crisis

Professor R. Daniel Kelemen, professor of political science and law and Jean Monnet chair in European Union politics at Rutgers University, writes on the change of leadership in the UK and the EU.

Published 31 July 2019

Poll: Name the Brexit lawyer who has impressed you most

Scottish Legal News is asking readers: which legal figure in the House of Commons has been most admirable in their conduct during the current Brexit imbroglio?

Published 29 July 2019

MPs and Peers to launch Scottish court challenge to block Brexit prorogation of Parliament

A cross-party group of MPs and Peers have announced a Scottish court action aiming to block the next Prime Minister from proroguing Parliament in the run-up to the Brexit deadline.

Published 23 July 2019

Conor Gearty: The British constitution, Brexit and human rights

The flexibility of the British constitution, once thought to be such a strength, has played a large part in destroying the country. In this edited version of a recent lecture delivered in Cambridge, Professor Conor Gearty (LSE) explains why he now believes more than ever that only the experience of no-deal will bring Britain to its senses.

Published 5 July 2019

'Urgent need' for intergovernmental reform, say devolved administrations

The Scottish and Welsh governments are urging an end to delays in reforming their relationship with Westminster.

Published 4 July 2019

Justice Committee calls for clarity on post-Brexit criminal justice and policing

The Scottish Parliament’s Justice Committee is calling on the Scottish and UK governments to release more information about how criminal justice and policing matters will be handled after Brexit, particularly in a no-deal scenario.

Published 27 June 2019

Politicians bring claim against Met over Brexit referendum campaign expenses

Concerned parliamentarians are taking the first steps in a legal action against the Metropolitan Police over alleged electoral offences committed during the June 2016 EU referendum.

Published 20 June 2019

Stuart McWilliams: Registration of EU nationals ahead of Brexit is critically important

Stuart McWilliams stresses the importance of registration for EU nationals ahead of Brexit.

Published 17 June 2019

EU settlement scheme has only 31,000 Scottish applicants

New figures published today by the Home Office show that only 31,400 EU citizens have applied for settled status in Scotland, out of about 200,000 EU citizens resident north of the border.

Published 31 May 2019

Swedish embassy bus tour to stop in Glasgow and Edinburgh

The Swedish embassy is going on tour across the UK and will be stopping in Glasgow and Edinburgh, The Guardian reports.

Published 27 May 2019

Clyde & Co opens Dublin office amid Brexit concerns

Clyde & Co has announced the launch of a Dublin office over concerns about the impact of Brexit on its Irish law insurance practice.

Published 13 May 2019

Loss of EU environmental governance post-Brexit an issue, warns Law Society of Scotland

There will be missing environmental governance mechanisms as a result of the UK leaving the EU, according to the Law Society of Scotland.

Published 10 May 2019

Plans to incorporate children's rights convention into Scots law welcomed

Scottish government plans to incorporate the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child into Scots law have been welcomed as the culmination of a 30-year campaign.

Published 29 April 2019