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. An ICO investigation found that Vote Leave sent 196,154 text messages promoting the aims of the Leave campaign with t
The European Parliament will retain an office in Scotland following Brexit, BBC Scotland reports. MEPs said the office would advise EU citizens living in Scotland and Scottish organisations seeking to maintain links with the EU.
A House of Lords committee has drawn special attention to the UK-Ireland Convention on Social Security. The convention seeks to roll over certain social security rights enjoyed by UK and Irish citizens, currently protected by EU law, including rights of free movement.
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. The committee has written to Home Secretary Sajid Javid raising concerns about the EU Settlement Sch
Scottish businesses are being warned to prepare for the VAT implications of a no deal Brexit according to accountants and financial advisers French Duncan. Letters from HMRC are currently being issued telling firms about the changes which will affect all businesses which are VAT registered and which
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. Frustration is a doctrine of English law that allows for contracts to be set aside because an unforeseen event renders their obligations fu
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. The move is sparked by concern that Britain's exit from the EU could lead to increased costs and supply chain disruptions
Expert analysis of key Brexit litigation proved a big success at a special event by the Faculty of Advocates and the European Circuit. A stellar line-up of speakers at Brexit: Lessons from the Courts - Hugh Mercer QC, Morag Ross QC, and James Mure, QC – gave insider accounts of significan
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. T
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. In the poll we are running today, we ask: Sh
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. Writing for BuzzFeed News, Brian O'Dwyer of New York law firm O'Dwyer & Bernstien said
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. The retired judge presided over the court's ruling two years ago that Parliament had to approve the triggering of article 50 of the Treaty o
Anderson Strathern has launched a commercially focused Brexit Group with director Neil Amner, former president of Glasgow Chamber of Commerce and current board member of Scottish Chambers of Commerce, at its helm. The law firm was the first in Scotland to launch a dedicated Brexit unit in July 2016