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Robert Brett Taylor and Adelyn L. M. Wilson: Seeking and Implementing a Referral on Revocability of Article 50 Following Wightman

The UK is due to leave the EU on 29 March 2019. The British Government’s draft withdrawal agreement – the so-called Chequers Deal or Plan – has been subject to … Continue reading

September 26, 2018 · 2 Comments

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 · 9 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 · 6 Comments

Brian Christopher Jones: Wightman and How Not to Advance the Law

Wightman v Advocate General [2018] concerns whether it is legally possible to reverse an Article 50 notice given to the European Union. At first instance the Lord Ordinary refused permission … Continue reading

April 11, 2018 · 5 Comments

The UK Supreme Court Yearbook, Volume 8: 2016-2017 Legal Year

The UK Supreme Court Yearbook, Volume 8: 2016-2017 Legal Year The UK Supreme Court Yearbook, Volume 8 44 contributions 684 pages Hardbound Edited by Dr Daniel Clarry Published by Appellate … Continue reading

February 16, 2018 · Leave a comment

Armin Cuyvers: Two Legal Tools to Avoid Hard Brexit: Delayed Exit and Decreasing Membership under Article 50 TEU

Faced with a cliff, jumping is generally considered one of the least pleasant solutions. Yet we are racing towards the edge of the Brexit cliff. Miracles excluded, the UK and … Continue reading

November 24, 2017 · 8 Comments

Christopher McCrudden and Daniel Halberstam: Northern Ireland’s Supreme Court Brexit Problem (and the UK’s too)

There are many unfortunate results of Brexit, but one of the most problematic is the adverse effects it has had on current and future relationships between Britain and Ireland, and … Continue reading

November 21, 2017 · 6 Comments