Brexit



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

Brexit Secretary’s application to appeal to UK Supreme Court in ‘Article 50’ case refused

The UK government has had an application for permission to appeal to the UK Supreme Court against the decision to refer the question of whether the Article 50 notification to leave the EU can be unilaterally revoked to the Court of Justice of the European Union refused.

Published 9 November 2018

Former Advocate General issues Brexit warning on rule of law in Northern Ireland

The former Advocate General for Northern Ireland has warned that Brexit risks undermining the rule of law in Northern Ireland if the UK government doesn't change course.

Published 9 November 2018

Scottish Parliament backs campaign for people's vote on terms of Brexit

The Scotland for a People’s Vote campaign has welcomed the decision of the Scottish Parliament to formally approve its “unequivocal support for a public vote on the final terms of the Brexit deal” – the first legislature in the UK to do so.

Published 8 November 2018

Lawyers urge Theresa May to support people's vote on Brexit

Lawyers have urged Theresa May and MPs to support the People's Vote on Brexit, arguing in a letter that “democratic government is not frozen in time”.

Published 5 November 2018

Rodney Whyte: Relax, just do it – why the Scottish government should relax LBTT for Brexit

Rodney Whyte looks at the gains made by LBTT and what needs to be done to maintain them.

Published 26 October 2018

Joanna Fulton: Brexit – trading in a no-deal scenario

If the UK and the EU fail to agree the terms of our withdrawal from the EU prior to March 2019, we will find ourselves in a “no-deal” or “cliff edge” scenario, writes Joanna Fulton.

Published 12 October 2018

Savills: Brexit uncertainty to delay recovery in London housing market as provinces prove their worth

Scotland’s property market along with those in the English provinces are all expected to outperform London, as buyers recognise the relative affordability and the potential to stretch their equity, according to real estate adviser Savills.

Published 11 October 2018

Brexit and 'limping divorce statuses' in UK and Ireland to be analysed at Aberdeen seminar

3 October 2018, 1300 - 1500Taylor Building C11, University of AberdeenAdmission is free, no booking required

Published 2 October 2018

Tobias Lock: MPs bid for right to stop Brexit will likely succeed

Andy Wightman and others asked the Court of Session to make a judgment that Article 50 can be revoked unilaterally and unconditionally by the UK Parliament. The

Published 1 October 2018

Court of Session rules ‘Brexit’ revocation question can be referred to European Court of Justice

A question about whether the United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union (EU) can be revoked should be answered by the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), the Inner House of the Court of Session has ruled.

Published 21 September 2018