Case details

THE UK WITHDRAWAL FROM THE EUROPEAN UNION (LEGAL CONTINUITY) (SCOTLAND) BILL – A Reference by the Attorney General and the Advocate General for Scotland

Case ID: UKSC 2018/0080

Case summary

On 17 April 2018, the UK Government'’'s Law Officers, the Attorney General and the Advocate General for Scotland, referred EU exit legislation passed in the Scottish Parliament (The UK Withdrawal from the European Union (Legal Continuity) (Scotland) Bill) to the Supreme Court. The Law Officers are asking the Supreme Court for a ruling on whether this legislation is within devolved legislative powers.


  1. The Attorney General
  2. The Advocate General for Scotland

Lord Advocate


Attorney General for Northern Ireland



Lady Hale, Lord Reed, Lord Kerr, Lord Sumption, Lord Carnwath, Lord Hodge, Lord Lloyd-Jones

Hearing start date

24 Jul 2018

Hearing finish date

25 Jul 2018