Denis Edwards#1368

Denis Edwards

Denis Edwards practises in all areas of Public law, EU Law and Environmental Law. His extensive public law and judicial review practice includes all of the fields of local government law, including planning, education law and community care. His EU law practice includes environmental law, public procurement, VAT, the four freedoms and social security law.

Denis has represented both claimants and defendants, including central and local government in numerous judicial review claims and appeared in courts and tribunals at all levels, including the Supreme Court, House of Lords, Court of Appeal, High Court, Upper Tribunal, First Tier Tribunal and Employment Tribunal. He has extensive experience of acting for and advising claimants and regulatory bodies in several areas governed by EU law, including VAT, health and safety at work, environmental law, food law, data protection and information law. He has particular specialisms on the implications of VAT for land and also in all areas of marine licensing and planning, including harbour orders.
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Brexit—implications for Scotland
Brexit—implications for Scotland
Practice notes

This Practice Note examines the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union from the perspective of Scotland. It considers the particular legal implications of Brexit for Scotland in the context of Scottish devolution. It also considers the status of EU law and Scots law, as well as the potential options for a new relationship between Scotland and the EU, post-Brexit.

Practice Areas


  • Case Analysis Panel
  • Q&A Panel

Qualified Year

  • 2012


  • Education Lawyers Association
  • Public Procurement Lawyers Association
  • National Infrastructure Planning Association
  • UK Environmental Law Association
  • Constitutional and Administrative Law Bar Association
  • Bar European Group
  • Statute Law Society (Treasurer)
  • UK Association of European Law


  • LLB
  • LLM


  • Glasgow University
  • Osgoode Hall Law School, Toronto, Canada

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