Article 50

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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