Brexit



Revised UK immigration rules 'against the grain' of the Good Friday Agreement

Revised UK immigration rules go "against the grain" of the Good Friday Agreement because they remove the right of Irish citizens in Northern Ireland to be treated as EU nationals, human rights chiefs have warned.

Published 2 April 2019

Lawrie IP upgrades Glasgow office and sounds Brexit warning

Patent and trade mark attorneys Lawrie IP issued a warning over the effects on business of continued Brexit uncertainty as the firm moves to a new head office in Glasgow.

Published 28 March 2019

Vote Leave handed £40,000 fine for unsolicited text messages

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has fined Vote Leave Limited £40,000 for sending out thousands of unsolicited text messages in the run up to the 2016 EU referendum.

Published 21 March 2019

End to preferential treatment for EU lawyers qualifying in England and Wales under no-deal Brexit

Lawyers from EU jurisdictions would no longer be offered preferential treatment when qualifying in England and Wales if the UK leaves the European Union without a deal.

Published 20 March 2019

European Parliament to retain Scottish office after Brexit

The European Parliament will retain an office in Scotland following Brexit, BBC Scotland reports.

Published 7 March 2019

Lords EU Committee draws attention to social security rights of Irish and UK citizens post-Brexit

A House of Lords committee has drawn special attention to the UK-Ireland Convention on Social Security.

Published 6 March 2019

Lords Committee warns of impending immigration scandal if UK government fails to act

The Home Office risks another immigration policy scandal if it does not fix crucial problems with the EU Settlement Scheme, the House of Lords EU Justice Sub-Committee has warned in an urgent letter.

Published 28 February 2019

Scottish businesses told to prepare for VAT implications of no deal Brexit

Scottish businesses are being warned to prepare for the VAT implications of a no deal Brexit according to accountants and financial advisers French Duncan.

Published 22 February 2019

English High Court dismisses claim Brexit frustrates lease

The High Court has dismissed the European Medicines Agency's claim that Brexit would frustrate the 25-year lease it holds in respect of its London headquarters.

Published 21 February 2019

Scottish contractors demanding 'Brexit clauses' in contracts

Scottish contractors are increasingly demanding "Brexit clauses" in construction contracts to ensure they are not liable for costs caused by a no-deal Brexit, The Times reports.

Published 28 January 2019

Faculty's special Brexit event proves a success 

Expert analysis of key Brexit litigation proved a big success at a special event by the Faculty of Advocates and the European Circuit.

Published 25 January 2019

Human Rights Act under threat from UK government

The UK government has failed to give assurances that it will not repeal or replace the Human Rights Act – a stark contrast to its proclaimed commitment to "shared values of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms" – the House of Lords EU Justice Sub-Committee has stated.

Published 18 January 2019

We ask Scottish lawyers: 'Should there be a People's Vote?'

Scottish Legal News seeks to avoid party political matters, but the current Brexit crisis has such immense constitutional ramifications, cutting across party boundaries and affiliations, that we offer our readers the chance to have their voice heard.

Published 17 January 2019

Irish-American lawyer threatens UK-US trade deal if hard border returns to Ireland

An Irish-American lawyer and former White House adviser has said the Irish-American community could deploy its "political strength" to block a post-Brexit UK-US trade deal if a hard border returns to Ireland.

Published 15 January 2019

Lord Neuberger: 'Powerful argument' to suggest legislation needed to halt Brexit

Lord Neuberger, former president of the UK Supreme Court, has said there is a "powerful argument" that the Brexit process cannot be halted without legislation.

Published 14 January 2019