Europe

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...
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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...
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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.
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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...
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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...
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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...
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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...
Europe

Is no deal better than a bad deal? The WTO and Brexit

By Fergus Colquhoun, Trainee Solicitor The Prime Minister Theresa May and the President of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Junker, met on 4th December to try to agree on major issues...
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Yankee dollar buys cheaper UK assets | Bethan White in The Scotsman

This article originally appearing in The Scotsman on Monday 30th October 2017. The United Kingdom’s vote to leave the European Union caused unprecedented levels of uncertainty for UK businesses. The...
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Government Publishes Second Future Partnership Paper

The UK Government published the second in its series of ‘future partnership’ papers, “Providing a cross-border civil judicial cooperation framework” on 22nd August 2017, in advance of Brexit negotiations recommencing...
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Government Publishes Position Papers

The UK Government has published position papers outlining the UK’s negotiating approach to Goods on the Market and to Confidentiality and Access to Official Documents ahead of the third round...
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The Conservative-DUP Confidence and Supply Agreement

Earlier this year the Conservative Party called for a general election with the aim of securing a stronger majority for future Brexit negotiations. After nearly two months of campaigning, the...