The result of the European Union Referendum is now known and the United Kingdom has voted by 52% to 48% to leave. We have seen the resignation of David Cameron as Prime Minister and we embark on a period of change.

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.

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Parliamentary Votes and Brexit

There has been much media coverage recently of the involvement of both the United Kingdom (UK) and Scottish Parliaments in the process of the UK leaving the European Union (EU)....
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The Scottish Government's Plans for Brexit

A plenary meeting of the Joint Ministerial Committee (JMC) was held on Monday 30th January in Cardiff, and was chaired by the Prime Minister, Theresa May. The JMC, which meets...
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The European Union (Notification of Withdrawal) Bill

The UK Government has today published a Bill that will allow the UK to start the process of leaving the EU, following the Supreme Court ruling on Tuesday 24th January....
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UK Government Plans for Brexit

By Mark McKeown, Associate and Hannah Starritt, Solicitor After the UK Supreme Court’s decision in the Miller case, the UK Government must now table legislation to allow both houses of...
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Supreme Court Rules on Article 50 Case

The United Kingdom Supreme Court has handed down its judgement in R (on the application of Miller and Another) (Respondents) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union (Appellant)....
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Will divorce from EU affect your divorce? | Sally Nash and Mara Schmueckle in The Scotsman

The United Kingdom's monumental split from the European Union has implications for family lawyers, write Sally Nash and Mara Schmueckle. A clear theme of Theresa May’s Brexit speech on Tuesday...
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What is the European Court of Justice?

In the Prime Minister’s recent remarks on the UK Government’s approach to the negotiations over the UK’s exit from the European Union (EU), delivered on 17th January, Mrs May stated...
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What is The Department for International Trade?

The UK Government established the Department for International Trade (“DIT”) following the vote to leave the EU on 23rd June 2016, with Liam Fox appointed as the Secretary of State...
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Brexit and UK Trade Agreements

The House of Lords EU Internal Market and External Affairs sub‑committees have produced, this week, a report on the issue of the future trading framework between the UK and the...
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Scotland, Brexit and the Sewel Convention

Legislative Consent Motions, also known as “Sewel Motions”, are motions passed by the devolved legislatures (the Scottish Parliament, the Northern Ireland Assembly and the Welsh Assembly) which permit the UK...
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Aspects of the ‘Brexit’ Case: The Royal Prerogative and The European Communities Act 1972

By Mark McKeown, Associate and Hannah Starritt, Solicitor The Miller case has brought to the fore two elements of the United Kingdom’s part-written constitution. One, the Royal Prerogative, is ancient...
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UK Membership of the Single Market: A New Legal Challenge

The ‘think tank’ British Influence has announced that its lawyers will be writing to David Davis, the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union, to indicate that it will...