Conor Gearty: The British constitution, Brexit and human rights

The flexibility of the British constitution, once thought to be such a strength, has played a large part in destroying the country. In this edited version of a recent lecture delivered in Cambridge, Professor Conor Gearty (LSE) explains why he now believes more than ever that only the experience of no-deal will bring Britain to its senses.

Published 5 July 2019

'Urgent need' for intergovernmental reform, say devolved administrations

The Scottish and Welsh governments are urging an end to delays in reforming their relationship with Westminster.

Published 4 July 2019

Justice Committee calls for clarity on post-Brexit criminal justice and policing

The Scottish Parliament’s Justice Committee is calling on the Scottish and UK governments to release more information about how criminal justice and policing matters will be handled after Brexit, particularly in a no-deal scenario.

Published 27 June 2019

Politicians bring claim against Met over Brexit referendum campaign expenses

Concerned parliamentarians are taking the first steps in a legal action against the Metropolitan Police over alleged electoral offences committed during the June 2016 EU referendum.

Published 20 June 2019

Stuart McWilliams: Registration of EU nationals ahead of Brexit is critically important

Stuart McWilliams stresses the importance of registration for EU nationals ahead of Brexit.

Published 17 June 2019

EU settlement scheme has only 31,000 Scottish applicants

New figures published today by the Home Office show that only 31,400 EU citizens have applied for settled status in Scotland, out of about 200,000 EU citizens resident north of the border.

Published 31 May 2019

Swedish embassy bus tour to stop in Glasgow and Edinburgh

The Swedish embassy is going on tour across the UK and will be stopping in Glasgow and Edinburgh, The Guardian reports.

Published 27 May 2019

Clyde & Co opens Dublin office amid Brexit concerns

Clyde & Co has announced the launch of a Dublin office over concerns about the impact of Brexit on its Irish law insurance practice.

Published 13 May 2019

Loss of EU environmental governance post-Brexit an issue, warns Law Society of Scotland

There will be missing environmental governance mechanisms as a result of the UK leaving the EU, according to the Law Society of Scotland.

Published 10 May 2019

Plans to incorporate children's rights convention into Scots law welcomed

Scottish government plans to incorporate the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child into Scots law have been welcomed as the culmination of a 30-year campaign.

Published 29 April 2019

Revised UK immigration rules 'against the grain' of the Good Friday Agreement

Revised UK immigration rules go "against the grain" of the Good Friday Agreement because they remove the right of Irish citizens in Northern Ireland to be treated as EU nationals, human rights chiefs have warned.

Published 2 April 2019

Lawrie IP upgrades Glasgow office and sounds Brexit warning

Patent and trade mark attorneys Lawrie IP issued a warning over the effects on business of continued Brexit uncertainty as the firm moves to a new head office in Glasgow.

Published 28 March 2019

Vote Leave handed £40,000 fine for unsolicited text messages

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has fined Vote Leave Limited £40,000 for sending out thousands of unsolicited text messages in the run up to the 2016 EU referendum.

Published 21 March 2019

End to preferential treatment for EU lawyers qualifying in England and Wales under no-deal Brexit

Lawyers from EU jurisdictions would no longer be offered preferential treatment when qualifying in England and Wales if the UK leaves the European Union without a deal.

Published 20 March 2019

European Parliament to retain Scottish office after Brexit

The European Parliament will retain an office in Scotland following Brexit, BBC Scotland reports.

Published 7 March 2019