The UK Government invoked Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty on Wednesday 29th March 2017, beginning a two year period in which the United Kingdom will negotiate the terms of its exit from the European Union. 

Turcan Connell will continue to provide impartial advice based on our thorough understanding of our clients’ needs and the areas in which they operate. We will monitor relevant issues very carefully and contribute to the discussions as the potential implications of the vote emerge.

We are very experienced in cross-jurisdictional matters with change being a constant backdrop against which the Firm has operated and we will advise clients appropriately regardless of the prevailing constitutional environment.

Before taking any action, you are advised to seek specific advice, tailored to your own requirements. Commentary by Turcan Connell is intended only as a general guide and no action should be taken as a result of that commentary alone.

UK Government announces post-Brexit "fair funding for farmers"

The UK Government has announced that an independent advisory panel is to review how agricultural support is distributed between the home nations post-Brexit until 2022.

Brexit in the Courts – A reference to the European Court on Article 50

Turcan Connell reported previously on a case being heard in the Court of Session, which deals with a request that the Scottish Courts make a reference to the Court of...

The future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union: The Chequers Plan Part 1

While much of the focus on the government’s White Paper has been on its political fallout, it contains important indicators of how a future UK-EU relationship may take shape. In...

The future relationship between the United Kingdom and the European Union: The Chequers Plan Part 2

While much of the focus on the government’s White Paper has been on its political fallout, it contains important indicators of how a future UK-EU relationship may take shape. In...

Brexit in the Courts: An Update

As the political process of Brexit continues to grab headlines, two legal cases are making their way through the courts.

The EU Withdrawal Bill and the Scottish Parliament

The Scottish Parliament has refused, by 93 votes to 30, to give its consent to the UK Government’s EU Withdrawal Bill. In a vote held on 15th May, Members of...

The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill and the position of EU law post-Brexit

At 11.00pm on 29th March 2019, the United Kingdom (UK) will repeal the European Communities Act, and leave the European Union (EU). Unless further action is taken, this will result...

Scotland and the EU Continuity Bill

The Scottish Government has put forward its own Bill, addressing the retention of European Union (EU) law as it applies to devolved issues.

Brexit in the Courts – Again

Brexit is returning to the Courts after a Judicial Review of the interpretation of Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union (TEU) was given permission to proceed by the...

The Customs Bill: The future of the UK’s customs, VAT and excise regimes

The Government published a white paper on 9th October dealing with the future of the United Kingdom’s (UK) customs, VAT, and excise arrangements, prior to the beginning of the fifth...

Brexit: Judgement given in Petition for Judicial Review

The Outer House of the Court of Session has handed down its judgement in the Petition for Judicial Review by a group of Scottish MPs, MSPs and MEPs. At issue...

A fresh legal challenge to Brexit?

On Tuesday morning at 9.30am, Lord Doherty, a judge at the Court of Session, will give a ruling on whether a group of Scottish MPs, MSPs, and MEPs may bring...