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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

Presenting At The UN Climate Change Conference

The United Nations Conference on Climate Change (COP22) in Marrakech came to a close earlier this month.  It was an anything but ordinary experience for me as I swapped a week in the office in Edinburgh for the rare opportunity to attend and speak at the UN conference on behalf of the 2050 Climate Group, Scotland’s youth climate group.  As the only organisation from Scotland invited to present at the conference, we were very proud to be there!

I am really enjoying volunteering with the 2050 Climate Group alongside my day job as a lawyer at Burness Paull.  Despite the

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Imminent Changes To Immigration Rules

Elise Lang

Whilst the future of immigration law in the UK is in a state of uncertainty, the existing regime continues, with some important changes of note.

Following the UK government’s decision earlier this year to implement the majority of the proposals submitted by the Migration Advisory Committee (“MAC”) in its report on Tier 2, the government has now announced that some of these proposals will come into force as early as 24 November 2016.  Businesses will need to be aware of these changes when taking on and sponsoring migrant workers after this date as well the impac

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Brexit: ‘Enemies Of The People’: Article 50 And The Judicial Response (Part 1)

Allan McMillan

The English High Court gave its decision last week in a landmark constitutional ruling which not only reinforced the notion of parliamentary democracy, but also in the process threw into doubt the timing and potentially the character, of “Brexit”. 

It was agreed between the parties in the case (and therefore was not ruled upon) that the triggering of Article 50(2), which commences the formal process for the UK’s departure from the EU, once commenced was potentially irreversible.  It was decided that this would lead to a loss of legal rights to citizens of the United Kingd

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