CMS survey highlights ‘significant’ Brexit concerns within key Scottish sectors

A survey of more than 100 executives from four of Scotland’s industry sectors has revealed concerns about the impact of Brexit in the year ahead.

Published 21 January 2020

Scott McGeachy: Schrems II – Brexit and standard contractual clauses

In the case of Schrems II, the Advocate General of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued an opinion which upholds the validity of the European Commission’s standard contractual clauses for the transfer of personal data to countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA). Scott McGeachy explains the case and its implications.

Published 16 January 2020

Prime Minister's attempts to eviscerate domestic law of CJEU precedent condemned

Boris Johnson's attempt to give ministers control over which courts are no longer bound by European Court precedent will damage the legal system, Lord Pannick QC has warned.

Published 13 January 2020

Iain Halliday: Will Santa be able to deliver presents to the UK after Brexit?

With Christmas, and Brexit, fast approaching, it is a good time to consider how Brexit could affect Santa’s annual task of delivering presents to the children of the UK, writes Iain Halliday.

Published 19 December 2019

Johnson plans to give lower courts power to overturn EU law after Brexit

Prime Minister Boris Johnson plans to give British judges the power to overturn rulings of the European Court of Justice, The Times reports.

Published 18 December 2019

MPs now approve half as many business-related laws in a year than before Brexit

The number of business-related laws passed by Westminster every year has halved since the Brexit referendum, according to new research.

Published 3 December 2019

Decline in Scottish statutory instruments coincides with mounting Brexit legislation

The increasing volume of Brexit-related secondary legislation has coincided with a decrease in the number of Scottish statutory instruments laid before the Scottish Parliament for consideration, a Holyrood committee has reported.

Published 26 November 2019

Oliver Garner: New Irish Protocol could lead to indefinite jurisdiction of EU Court in the UK

The infamous ‘backstop’ is gone, but the new Irish Protocol could lead to the indefinite jurisdiction of the Court of Justice of the European Union within the United Kingdom, writes Oliver Garner of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law.

Published 31 October 2019

Former regulator chief calls for dedicated environment court

The former head of the Scottish Environment Protection Agency (SEPA) has called for the establishment of a parliamentary commissioner for the environment and a dedicated environment court after Brexit.

Published 28 October 2019

Police investigating crowdfunding page for murder of Gina Miller

Police are investigating a crowdfunding page aiming to raise £10,000 to hire someone to kill high-profile Brexit litigant Gina Miller.

Published 28 October 2019

Scottish government refuses to recommend legislative consent for Brexit bill

The Scottish government will recommend that MSPs refuse legislative consent for the Brexit bill, ministers confirmed today.

Published 22 October 2019

Court of Session delays decision in Article 50 extension case

The Court of Session has delayed a decision on whether the Prime Minister has complied with a law that compels him to seek a Brexit extension.

Published 21 October 2019

Court of Session considers case to stop UK government from passing Brexit deal

The Court of Session is considering another Brexit case – an attempt to stop the UK government from passing its proposed EU withdrawal agreement.

Published 18 October 2019

Richard McMeeken: Potential impact of Brexit on insolvency in Scotland

One of the many unintended effects of an EU exit was that it prompted us lawyers to start writing profound things about what it would mean for our areas of practice.

Published 17 October 2019

Brexit guidance for Scottish legal professionals published

The Scottish government has published guidance for legal professionals to help them cope with a possible no-deal Brexit.

Published 14 October 2019