In The Case Files we look back at notable court cases over the last 150 years - and discover how Brodies lawyers through the ages have played their part in key legal moments over that time. In each episode, we talk to Brodies' modern-day legal experts to discover how their predecessors helped shape the way the law is applied today.
In this episode, 'The Brexit Files', host David Lee is joined by Christine O'Neill KC from Brodies Advocacy team for a discussion that brings us right up to the modern day and three very significant and high-profile court cases arising from the UK’s 2016 decision to leave the European Union - which were all heard by the UK Supreme Court.
The three cases are:
- Miller v Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union (often known as the Article 50 Case)
- The UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Legal Continuity) (Scotland) Bill (known as the Continuity Bill case); and
- Cherry v Advocate General for Scotland (the ‘Boris Johnson’s prorogation of Parliament case)
The Lord Advocate was involved in all three cases - and Christine O’Neill KC was part of his legal team in each case.