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Supreme Court to hear Brexit cases

The Supreme Court will begin hearing Brexit-related appeals from tomorrow.

Published 16 September 2019

Special power of the Court of Session could force Boris Johnson to extend Article 50

A special power of the Court of Session has been brought to bear on Prime Minister Boris Johnson personally and could allow the Clerk of Court to sign in his place – forcing him to extend Article 50.

Published 13 September 2019

Downing Street forced to back down after questioning impartiality of Scottish judiciary

Downing Street was yesterday forced to repudiate comments made by a Number 10 insider questioning the impartiality of Scotland's judiciary in the wake of the Inner House's judgment in Cherry.

Published 12 September 2019

Inner House's 'remarkable' judgment on prorogation could have long-lasting constitutional implications

It is "as if the prorogation order had never existed" following this morning's judgment from the Inner House of the Court of Session in Cherry – a "remarkable" case that could have "lasting implications for our constitution, for the reviewability of major prerogative powers and for the courts themselves", legal experts have told Scottish Legal News.

Published 11 September 2019

Scottish franchise boom could banish Brexit blues says Harper Macleod's David Kaye

Harper Macleod partner David Kaye has called for the country's entrepreneurs to seize the benefits of 'Brexit-proof' franchise models as the industry's leaders gather in Glasgow for Scottish Franchise Week.

Published 10 September 2019

Legal battle against Johnson's prorogation of Parliament to continue

Lawyers for 78 parliamentarians who claim that Prime Minister Boris Johnson's plan to suspend parliament for five weeks in the run-up to his Brexit deadline was unlawful today said the court fight would continue.

Published 4 September 2019

MPs to vote today on bill to stop no-deal Brexit

MPs will today vote on legislation aimed at forcing Prime Minister Boris Johnson to request an extension to the Brexit deadline if the UK cannot reach an agreement with the EU this month on the terms of its withdrawal.

Published 4 September 2019

Prorogation will establish 'dangerous precedent', legal academics warn

The planned five-week prorogation of Parliament will establish a "dangerous precedent" and undermine the "integrity" of the British constitution, a group of legal academics has warned.

Published 3 September 2019

Paul Craig: Prorogation – constitutional principle and law, fact and causation

Paul Craig, professor of English law at St John's College, Oxford and an authority on administrative and EU law, writes about important issues of constitutional principle and law raised by the prospect of prorogation as well as those concerning fact and causation.

Published 3 September 2019

Lord Advocate's application to intervene in Court of Session case accepted

The Lord Advocate James Wolffe QC's application to intervene in the prorogation case at the Court of Session today has been accepted.

Published 2 September 2019

Emergency legal bid to stop suspension of Parliament begins

An emergency legal bid to stop Prime Minister Boris Johnson from suspending Parliament has begun at the Court of Session.

Published 29 August 2019

Court battle against prorogation of Parliament to begin in Belfast tomorrow

Northern Ireland's Lord Chief Justice, Sir Declan Morgan, will hear victims' rights campaigner Raymond McCord's legal challenge to the prorogation of Parliament tomorrow at the High Court in Belfast.

Published 29 August 2019

Motion submitted to Court of Session to thwart Johnson's attempt to suspend Parliament

A motion has been submitted asking the Court of Session to suspend Prime Minister Boris Johnson's request that Parliament be suspended.

Published 28 August 2019

Government officials cast doubt on plans to 'end free movement' immediately after Brexit

UK government officials have cast doubt on plans to abruptly end European free movement in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

Published 26 August 2019

Jeremy Glen: Brexit’s detrimental effects on consumer rights and business

In the wake of a possible no-deal Brexit, the law surrounding consumerism could be subject to various vital changes, writes Jeremy Glen.

Published 26 August 2019