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Professor Sionaidh Douglas-Scott quoted in The Times article on Scottish Brexit Bill and the legal challenges it could face


Scottish ministers could be taken to court by the UK government if they go ahead with their threat to introduce their own Brexit legislation. Professor Sionaidh Douglas-Scott, Anniversary Chair in Law and Co-Director at the Centre for Law and Society in a Global Context (CLSGC) at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL), also said that Theresa May’s government could simply override the legislation. “Any challenge could come during the four-week period between the bill passing and being given royal assent,” she said. “A challenge could come from the UK government on the competence of the legislation or the Scottish government could seek an opinion on whether the enacted bill was competent.” Read the full article in The Times (subscription required).

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