Article 50

The Brexit negotiations – the view from Brussels on developments in October

The Brexit debate often looks different viewed from Brussels rather than from London. It is however important for businesses to also keep in mind the Brussels perspective and therefore we publish a monthly view from our Brussels office on recent … Continue reading

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The Brexit negotiations – the view from Brussels on developments in September

The Brexit debate often looks different when viewed from Brussels rather than from London. That Brussels perspective however is important for businesses to keep in mind and therefore we publish a monthly view from our Brussels office on recent developments … Continue reading

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UK PM’s Florence speech: a new era of cooperation and partnership between the UK and the EU

Today at 2pm Theresa May, British Prime Minister, gave a speech in Florence, where she addressed the UK’s withdrawal from the EU. Click here to access a full transcript of the speech.

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UK Government releases new papers ahead of third round negotiations

Today the UK Government released two new position papers. The first paper outlines the UK’s proposals for the regulation of goods to ensure the availability of goods at the date of withdrawal, to avoid a potential cliff edge situation. This … Continue reading

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EXITING THE EU – THE DIE IS CAST

On Wednesday 29 March 2017 the UK Prime Minister, Theresa May, gave notice under Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union (TEU) ("Article 50") of the UK’s intention to leave the EU. This means, almost certainly, that two years … Continue reading

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SUPREME COURT RULES THAT THE APPROVAL OF PARLIAMENT IS REQUIRED TO TRIGGER ARTICLE 50

In a landmark constitutional law ruling (R (Miller) v Secretary of State for Exiting the EU [2017] UKSC 5, the Supreme Court today held (by a majority of 8 to 3) that the UK Government cannot trigger Article 50 of … Continue reading

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Government loses round one of legal Brexit challenge

High Court rules that the approval of parliament is required to trigger Article 50. In a landmark constitutional law ruling (R(Miller) v Secretary of State for Exiting the EU) the High Court today held that the UK Government cannot trigger Article … Continue reading

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High Court in Belfast rejects Brexit challenge

The High Court in Belfast dismissed two judicial review challenges to the Government's proposed invocation of Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union, which would trigger the UK's withdrawal from the EU: McCord [2016] NIQB 85. The case considered only issues … Continue reading

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Is the consent of the Scottish Parliament required for Brexit?

Westminster retains the right to legislate in relation to Scotland, in any matter – the Sewel Convention does not provide Scottish Parliament with a veto. It has been suggested that because the laws of Scotland cannot be incompatible with EU … Continue reading

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