Charles Livingstone, a partner in Brodies' Public Law & Regulatory team, provided comment to a variety of news outlets on yesterday's High Court ruling that the UK Government cannot trigger Article 50 of the Treaty of Lisbon without the support of Parliament.

Charles said: "There is a strong constitutional principle, reflected in the Scotland Act 2016, that Westminster will not legislate on matters that are devolved to the Scottish Parliament without its consent.

"On the premise of today's decision, legislation to authorise the triggering of Article 50 could be interpreted as inevitably leading to a change in the application of EU law in Scotland, including in devolved areas.

"There could therefore be further constitutional arguments about whether the Scottish Parliament's consent should be sought before the UK parliament passes legislation permitting the UK government to trigger Article 50.

His analysis appeared in publications including the Daily Telegraph, Times, Scotsman, Herald, Daily Record, Daily Mail and Daily Express, and he was interviewed on BBC 2's Scotland 2016.