Brexit—implications for Scotland
Produced in partnership with Roy Martin QC and Denis Edwards of Terra Firma Chambers
Brexit—implications for Scotland

The following Public Law practice note Produced in partnership with Roy Martin QC and Denis Edwards of Terra Firma Chambers provides comprehensive and up to date legal information covering:

  • Brexit—implications for Scotland
  • Scotland's constitutional arrangements
  • Powers of the Scottish Parliament and the Scottish Government
  • The Scottish Parliament and EU Law
  • Brexit and the Scottish Parliament
  • Scotland and Article 50 TEU
  • Scotland and EU/international relations post-Brexit
  • Scots law, EU law and retained EU law
  • A new relationship between Scotland and the EU
  • Special arrangements for non-sovereign territories
  • More...

As of 31 January 2020 (exit day), the UK is no longer an EU Member State and its relationship with the EU is governed by the Withdrawal Agreement, which came into effect on 1 February 2020. In accordance with the Withdrawal Agreement, the UK has entered an implementation period, during which it continues to be treated as a Member State for many purposes. As a third country, the UK can no longer participate in the EU’s political institutions, agencies, offices, bodies and governance structures (except to the limited extent agreed), but the UK must continue to adhere to EU law and submit to the continuing jurisdiction of the Court of Justice of the European Union in accordance with the transitional arrangements in the Withdrawal Agreement. For background reading, see: Brexit—introduction to the Withdrawal Agreement. We are reviewing our content on the basis of information available and will keep it under review during the implementation period. Meanwhile, for updates on key Brexit developments and the implications for UK lawyers, see: Brexit Bulletin—key updates, research tips and resources. You may find it useful to refer to this material before continuing your research.

This Practice Note discusses the legal implications for Scotland of the UK exiting the EU. Specific implications arise, in particular, from the UK’s arrangements for the devolution of legislative and executive powers to the Scottish

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