Scottish Government will intervene in Article 50 legal case

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Series Details 08.11.16
Publication Date 08/11/2016
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The First Minister of Scotland confirmed on the 8 November 2016 that the Lord Advocate would lodge a formal application to intervene in the UK Government’s appeal to the Supreme Court on the triggering of Article 50.

The appeal began in the Supreme Court on the 5-8 December 2016, with a judgement expected in early January 2017.

Note also that the Welsh Government also instructed its Counsel General to intervene in the Article 50 appeal

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