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James Segan: The European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018: Ten Key Implications for UK Law and Lawyers

On 26 June 2018, after nearly a year of deliberation by Parliament, the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018 (the “Act”) received royal assent. It is a statute of profound importance … Continue reading

July 26, 2018 · 5 Comments

Solon Solomon: The Chequers Agreement: Brexit and the Infeasibility of Judicial and Legal Independence

The Chequers agreement reshapes the UK Brexit position. By formally throwing its lot behind a soft Brexit, Theresa May’s government has made a point. It is unclear how this stance … Continue reading

July 12, 2018 · 5 Comments

Anurag Deb: The Unquiet Irish Border Problem: Implications in the Aftermath of the Withdrawal Act

On 26 June 2018, the hitherto hotly-debated European Union (Withdrawal) Bill became an Act of Parliament (“2018 Act”) after a tennis match of amendments and counter-amendments between Parliament’s two Houses. … Continue reading

July 5, 2018 · 3 Comments

Stephen Tierney: The Legislative Supremacy of Government

At the same time as Parliament prepares to ‘take back control’ from Brussels, the executive is in fact accruing to itself further control over the legislative process. In this post … Continue reading

July 3, 2018 · 3 Comments

Ben Yong, Diana Wallis, Murray Hunt, Greg Davies and Cristina Leston-Bandeira: Lawyering for Legislatures: The Roles, Responsibilities and Challenges of Parliamentary Lawyers

Legislatures are confronted with highly complex issues which require legal advice. Much of this work is done by parliamentary lawyers—in-house lawyers who support the legislature in scrutinising legislation and executive … Continue reading

June 27, 2018 · 1 Comment

Robert Craig: New Article 50 Case Resoundingly Rejected by the Divisional Court

In the film ‘Gladiator’ an epic and brutal battle scene at the beginning is followed by the Emperor’s pampered and rich son arriving the next day in a coach. He … Continue reading

June 26, 2018 · 7 Comments

Kenneth Campbell QC: Wightman v Secretary of State: Article 50 and Parliamentary Privilege

Introductory Litigation about Brexit continues to throw light on constitutional principles, both new and well-established. In the case of Wightman & others, petitioners [2018] CSOH 61, advised on 8 June … Continue reading

June 22, 2018 · 4 Comments