Blog: Family law to suffer under Brexit

Rachael Kelsey gives Holyrood's Justice Committee some food for thought on how the Brexit legislation will affect family law in Scotland.

Published 30 January 2018

Blog: Should the LGBT community be required to bear the burden of Brexit?

Barrister Jonathan Cooper OBE of Doughty Street Chambers looks at the protections guaranteed by the EU Charter of Fundamental Rights and the consequences of its loss, especially for the LGBT community.

Published 30 January 2018

Faculty says role of Euro court post-Brexit must be clear

The post-Brexit role of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) must be spelled out clearly and the status of its judgments left in no doubt, the Faculty of Advocates has submitted.

Published 22 January 2018

Round-table to consider impact of Brexit on criminal justice for Scotland

Friday 26 January 2018,

Published 12 January 2018

Holyrood committee finds Brexit bill 'incompatible with devolution settlement'

Holyrood's finance and constitution committee has said it is not in a position to recommend legislative consent to the EU Withdrawal Bill.

Published 9 January 2018

Scottish housebuilding sector 'performing well despite Brexit'

The Scottish housebuilding sector is performing well despite the political and economic pressures threatened by Brexit, according to Gillespie Macandrew, which has transacted nearly £148 million worth of new build plot sales in the last 12 months.

Published 8 January 2018

Court of Session gives unilateral Brexit withdrawal case go-ahead

The Court of Session has confirmed legal action can go ahead determining whether the UK can unilaterally halt the Brexit process if voters deem the final deal unacceptable.

Published 3 January 2018

Scottish government threatens ‘Continuity Bill’ if Brexit legislation remains unamended

The Scottish government will press ahead with preparations for a ‘Continuity Bill’ if significant changes are not made to UK Brexit legislation, Brexit minister Michael Russell has said.

Published 13 December 2017

Faculty highlights fears for devolution in Brexit bill

Concerns over “rigid control” of the Scottish Parliament and a greatly altered balance of power between Edinburgh and London have been raised by the Faculty of Advocates in evidence to MPs about the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill.

Published 7 December 2017

Lords: Is there is a role for the ECJ post-Brexit?

The UK government has said that leaving the European Union will “bring about an end to the direct jurisdiction of the Court of Justice of the European Union”.The House of Lords EU Justice Sub-Committee has this week launched a new inquiry on this issue and the question of enforcement and dispute resolution post-Brexit.

Published 7 December 2017

Blog: A happy Brexit? Brace yourselves for a dramatic change – for the worse

In an article first published on the LSE Brexit blog, Professor Conor Gearty scrutinises the notion of “a happy Brexit” and outlines ways in which the EU Withdrawal Bill will constitute a large transfer of power to the executive branch and may lead to the restriction of civil liberties.

Published 24 November 2017

And finally… Brexiteers pole-axed

Home Office officials have said they may have to hire Polish and other Eastern European workers to help register EU nationals after Brexit.

Published 22 November 2017

Britain's ICJ snub blamed on the 'Brexit effect'

International lawyers and experts have suggested Brexit is to blame for the failure of a British judge to be elected to the International Court of Justice (ICJ) for the first time.

Published 22 November 2017

First Brexit bill under scrutiny confers 'inappropriately broad powers' on ministers

The House of Lords Constitution Committee has today warned that the Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill, the first Brexit bill to be scrutinised by the House of Lords, contains inappropriately broad powers for ministers.

Published 17 November 2017