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Welcome to our Brexit blog. We will be adding content to this section on an ongoing basis and would encourage you to visit this page regularly.  

 

Free Movement

16 August 2017

The free movement of persons occupied a high profile role during the EU referendum debate and continues to do so now. It is a widely accepted principle of EU law that the four fundamental freedoms (the freedom of goods, services, people and capital) are linked to the single market, and therefore, if the UK wishes to abandon the right to free movement of people, it must also give up its access to the single market. 

The Great Repeal Bill

03 July 2017

In March the UK government published its white paper titled ‘Legislating for the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union’ (the “White Paper”). The White Paper outlines the government’s proposals in respect of the “Great Repeal Bill” and how it plans to transpose EU law into UK law.

Reflections on Keynote Seminar – “Brexit and economic policy priorities for Scotland”

14 March 2017

I recently had the pleasure of attending the Keynote Seminar – hosted by Scotland Policy Conferences – entitled “Brexit and economic policy priorities for Scotland – investment, growth and international trade”. The seminar was well attended, with top solicitors, accountants, representatives of major businesses, trade organisations, senior university faculty members and politicians contributing to a comprehensive set of presentations and lively discussion thereafter.

Brexit: A pure question of law

29 November 2016

R (Miller & Anor) v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union & Ors [2016] EWHC 2768 (Admin). The High Court has ruled that the government cannot rely on the royal prerogative to give notice of the UK’s intention to withdraw from the European Union (EU) pursuant to Article 50 of the Treaty of the European Union (TEU) without recourse to parliamentary approval.

Managing Brexits – Breaking up is hard to do?

04 November 2016

Whatever side of the debate you were on, there can be no doubt that the referendum vote on 23 June this year was one of the most significant political and economic events for many decades. The recent High Court decision on the challenge to the government’s right to implement Article 50, demonstrates the complexity of the issues, and the state of confusion that prevails.

Brexit – Planning for the Future

22 September 2016

When the UK’s decision to leave the EU was announced on 24 June 2016 it sent shockwaves through the world which has resulted, amongst other things, in unprecedented political change, turbulent currency markets and a number of questions for businesses.

 

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