Apr 08 - 2019
EUROPEAN UNION (WITHDRAWAL) (NO 5) ACT TO EXTEND ARTICLE 50 RECEIVES ROYAL ASSENT
Feb 14 - 2019
GOVERNMENT DEFEATED ON "CONTINUED SUPPORT FOR CONTINUED NEGOTIATION WITH EU" MOTION BY 45 VOTES
Jan 29 - 2019
What happens to immigration in the event of a no deal brexit?
With Brexit fast approaching, and still no agreement in Westminster about the way ahead, the UK 政府 have announced transitional measures for immigration in the event of a no deal brexit.
Jan 29 - 2019
政府 wins debate on "Plan B". Prime Minister to go back to the European Union on Withdrawal agreement
Jan 25 - 2019
Impact of brexit on GDPR and international data flows
Complying with all aspects of GDPR is by no means an easy matter. Employers have invested many hours updating their contracts of employment, drafting privacy notices and data privacy policies, as well as updating their IT policies.
Jan 21 - 2019
主页 Office starts to accept applications for settled status on trial basis
Jan 17 - 2019
Transitional arrangements for brexit impacts on Consumer Credit regime
Our previous note on the Consumer Credit (Amendment) (EU Exit) Regulations 2018 (SI 2018/1038) detailed some minor fiddling with the Consumer Credit regulatory regime in anticipation of 'exit day' - currently still scheduled for 29 March 2019.
Jan 16 - 2019
Meaningful Vote finally, but what does it actually mean?
Yesterday evening just after 7.30pm was one of those "Wow" Westminster moments. After eight days of debate and 381 speeches, most people expected the Commons to reject Mrs May's brexit plan when they finally had the chance to hold their "Meaningful Vote" on Tuesday evening.
Jan 16 - 2019
政府 wins vote of no confidence laid by opposition by 19 votes
Jan 15 - 2019
Meaningful vote - 政府 loses by 230 votes.
Jan 14 - 2019
brexit won't change the fundamentals of business
We all know the feeling when stress or anxiety in one walk of life spills over into another. Research has proven that when people are anxious about one issue, it lingers.
Jan 3 - 2019
政府 publishes updated no deal brexit guidance on UK nationals living in the EU
Dec 13 - 2018
Supreme court issues decision that the UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Legal Continuity)(Scotland) Bill was now outside legislative competence
Dec 12 - 2018
Theresa May wins vote of no confidence in her leadership of conservative party
Dec 10 - 2018
Court of justice of the European Union gives judgement in Wightman case that Article 50 can be revoked
Dec 7 - 2018
brexit Ho ho ho …
Every time you think that the brexit world can not surprise you any more, it does just that. Not only do we have to remember the last posting dates for Christmas, we have another three dates to remember arising from court cases in London and Luxemburg, and a "meaningful vote" in Westminster to look forward to. We assume recent rumours of the vote cancellation are misplaced.
Dec 5 - 2018
Attorney General publishes his legal advice to the cabinet on the Ireland/Northern Ireland border protocol
Nov 25 - 2018
EU27 endorse the withdrawal agreement and the political declaration
Nov 15 - 2018
Dominic Raab resigns and is replaced by Stephen Barclay
Nov 14 - 2018
Withdrawal agreement and political declaration published
August 23 - 2018
政府 publishes first no deal brexit technical notices for guidance
July 24 - 2018
政府 publishes white paper on future UK - EU relations - The Chequers agreement
July 9 - 2018
David Davis resigns as secretary of state for exiting the EU. Replaced by Dominic Raab.
June 26 - 2018
European Union (withdrawal) act receives Royal Assent
May 31 - 2018
brexit to do list….
For some of us there is something comforting about putting together a list of things which need to be done and by when. There is then the satisfaction of ticking the items off as done and seeing the list reduce. However perhaps this might not be the best time for those in Whitehall and Holyrood to write down their brexit "to do" list as a means of cheering themselves up.
March 21 - 2018
EU approves negotiation guidelines for future EU/UK relationship post brexit
March 21 - 2018
United Kingdom Withdrawal from the European Union (legal Continuity) (Scotland) Bill passed by Scottish Parliament
March 12 - 2018
The Scottish EU Legal Continuity Bill notching up a number of firsts…
On 27 February 2018 the Withdrawal from the European Union (Legal Continuity) (Scotland) Bill was introduced into the Scottish Parliament. It may not have the catchiest title ever but this relatively short Bill is already clocking up a number of firsts.
March 6 - 2018
brexit and the snow - a perfect storm?
Last week was a strange week when the "Beast from the East" met "Storm Emma" and managed to bring most of the UK to a standstill in a blast of snow and ice. This was to be the week, however, when the Brexit hot air of the last couple of months was to morph into a series of focused ministerial speeches and proposals to enable decision makers in the UK: to move forward with Brexit planning; take informed steps for the future; and set out a platform for the next stage of brexit negotiations.
February - 2018
EU Draft withdrawal Agreement legal text published
January 30 - 2018
brexit and Family Law
Lucia takes part in a round table evidence session of the Justice Committee of the Scottish Parliament, looking at the consequences of brexit for family law.
January 18 - 2018
European Union (Withdrawal) Bill introduced into the House of Lords
December 15 - 2017
EU agrees to move on to phase 2 negotiations
November 27 - 2017
Why Henry VIII is alive and well at Westminster...
Before brexit, for most lawyers, Henry VIII was no more than a historical, rotund, Tudor character who managed to work his way through six wives. For the constitutional lawyer bells may have rung around a rather obscure drafting issue relating to powers in legislation.
November 10 - 2017
Sewel, Legislative Consent Motions and brexit
On 21 July 1998 Lord Sewel was a 政府 Minister tasked with taking the Scotland Bill through the House of Lords.
September 22 - 2017
brexit: Strategies for retaining and recruiting talent in uncertain times
Since the UK voted to leave the EU we have increasingly been asked to advise on what the immigration system may look like in the future.
September 22 - 2017
Theresa May delivers a speech in Florence on brexit laying out her offer to introduce a transition period after the UK formally leaves the European Union in March 2019.
July 31 - 2017
The Repeal Bill – a legal perspective on the realities of the process
The European Union (Withdrawal) Bill has now been published. This is a major legislative step for the UK in leaving the European Union and achieving brexit. In many ways the Bill contains few legal surprises. It now has a more formal "parliamentary" title than the earlier soundbite version of "The Great Repeal Bill".
July 13 - 2017
European Union (Withdrawal) Bill introduced into the House of Commons
June 27 - 2017
UK 政府 announces its position on EU nationals after brexit
The UK 政府 has published its position on the rights of EU nationals living in the UK after brexit.
June 23 - 2017
It is almost a year since the UK brexit Referendum vote on 23 June 2016. On that day, no one could have predicted where the UK would be now and all that has happened in the interim; legally, economically and politically.
June 21 - 2017
June 19 - 2017
Formal brexit negotiations commence
June 8 - 2017
UK General Election
April 18 - 2017
Whatever next? Another election and visit to the polling booth…..
When I turned 18 my idealistic young self promised that since women had gone through so much to obtain the vote, that I would always exercise my democratic right and vote when I had the chance.
April 7 - 2017
brexit: The end of the beginning
"Now is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning." These famous words from Churchill, in a speech given nearly 75 years ago, provide an almost perfect description of where we are in the journey towards brexit, following the Article 50 notice having been given at the end of March.
March 31 - 2017
A week is a long time in politics; at least it is in a brexit world.
Monday was a quiet day but full of constitutional expectation. Tuesday saw the continued debate on and a vote in the Scottish Parliament seeking authority for the Scottish Government to apply to the UK 政府 for a section 30 Order under the Scotland Act 1998 to allow a further Scottish Independence Referendum to be held.
Dec 5-8 - 2017
Supreme Court Hearings in Miller & Ors v The Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union