Government under pressure to set out plans for 'unfettered' NI-GB trade

The UK government has come under pressure from a Westminster committee to set out how it will facilitate "unfettered" trade between Northern Ireland and Great Britain under the Brexit deal.

Published 14 July 2020

Janys Scott QC talks Brexit and family in law in new Westwater blog

Westwater Advocates has started a new blog on its website.

Published 9 July 2020

Brexit: Holyrood committees seek views on continuity bill

MSPs on two Scottish Parliament committees are seeking views on the Scottish government's UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Continuity) (Scotland) Bill.

Published 7 July 2020

Consultation launched on post-EU reforms for British courts

Views are being sought from the legal sector, business, and the judiciary on which British courts should have the power to depart from the acquis of EU law.

Published 3 July 2020

EU Citizens Rights Project receives backing from Scottish government during pandemic

With less than six months remaining in the EU Exit Transition period, EU Citizens in Scotland are to get increased support from the Scottish government-funded Citizens Rights Project. 

Published 3 July 2020

EU citizens and local government services: free webinar from the Citizens Rights Project

The Citizens Rights Project has announced a further free webinar in its series of events on EU citizens’ rights in Scotland.

Published 26 June 2020

Parliament asked to back European Union continuity legislation

New powers and measures to align devolved Scots law with those in the European Union after the end of the Brexit transition period have been published.

Published 19 June 2020

Mark Lazarowicz to address seminar on EU citizens' rights in the UK after Brexit

Terra Firma’s Mark Lazarowicz will be one of the key speakers at a seminar focusing on EU Citizens’ rights in the UK post-Brexit. ‘EU citizens' rights in the UK after Brexit: the law and the Practice’ will be held at the Augustine United Church on George IV Bridge, Edinburgh on Monday 23rd March.

Published 6 March 2020

Report: Preserving free movement between EU and Scotland would not undermine new visa regime

Preserving free movement in Scotland for EU citizens would not undermine the post-Brexit visa regime, according to law firm Fragomen.

Published 3 March 2020

Scottish Legal Views: Elaine Motion on the historic prorogation litigation

"It is as if the prorogation order had never existed", Elaine Motion, chairman of Balfour and Manson, told SLN on the day the Inner House ruled in Cherry that Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s prorogation of Parliament was unlawful.

Published 25 February 2020

EU to insist CJEU rules on post-Brexit agreement with UK

The EU will insist that the Court of Justice of the European Union should be able to rule on any post-Brexit agreement with the UK, The Times reports.

Published 28 January 2020

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