Brexit



BLM to expand Dublin office in anticipation of post-Brexit demand

Insurance risk and commercial law specialists BLM has announced plans to recruit 10 more lawyers in Dublin as it anticipates increased demand due to Brexit.

Published 20 March 2019

End to preferential treatment for EU lawyers qualifying in England and Wales under no-deal Brexit

Lawyers from EU jurisdictions would no longer be offered preferential treatment when qualifying in England and Wales if the UK leaves the European Union without a deal.

Published 20 March 2019

Vote Leave slapped with £40,000 fine for unsolicited text messages

The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has fined Vote Leave Limited £40,000 for sending out thousands of unsolicited text messages in the run up to the 2016 EU referendum.

Published 20 March 2019

Professor Thom Brooks: Bercow's Brexit decision is legally correct

Thom Brooks, Dean and professor of law and government at Durham Law School, writes on the latest development in the Brexit saga.

Published 19 March 2019

Flanagan lands in New York for week of St Patrick's Day engagements

Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has arrived in New York to take part in a programme of events to mark St Patrick's Day.

Published 14 March 2019

Senior Irish lawyers to join Washington D.C. launch of Ireland's bid to become post-Brexit legal hub

Senior Irish lawyers will travel to Washington D.C. this week to launch a Government-backed initiative to promote Ireland as an international legal centre after Brexit.

Published 13 March 2019

Irish border to be excluded from tariffs imposed in event of no-deal Brexit

The UK Government has announced that temporary import tariffs to be imposed in the event of a no-deal Brexit will not apply to goods crossing from Ireland into Northern Ireland.

Published 13 March 2019

High Court judge says no-deal Brexit is not 'a point of law in exceptional public importance' in extradition cases

A "no deal Brexit" does not amount to a "point of law of exceptional public importance” that would require determination by the superior courts in extradition cases, a High Court judge has said.

Published 13 March 2019

Solicitors briefed on Brexit by civil servants at Belfast meeting

Northern Ireland solicitors were briefed on issues arising from Brexit at a special meeting hosted by the Law Society of Northern Ireland this week.

Published 6 March 2019

Lords EU Committee draws attention to social security rights of Irish and UK citizens post-Brexit

A House of Lords committee has drawn special attention to the UK-Ireland Convention on Social Security.

Published 6 March 2019

Eversheds Sutherland hosts David Davis in Dublin

Eversheds Sutherland hosted former Brexit secretary David Davis as the keynote speaker at its annual leaders' dinner in Dublin last night.

Published 1 March 2019

Lords warns of impending immigration scandal if government fails to act

The Home Office risks another immigration policy scandal if it does not fix crucial problems with the EU Settlement Scheme, the House of Lords EU Justice Sub-Committee has warned in an urgent letter.

Published 28 February 2019

Matheson: UK and EU should begin talks on future relationship if Article 50 is extended

The managing partner of Matheson has urged the UK and EU to begin discussions about their future trade relationship if the Article 50 period is extended.

Published 26 February 2019

No-deal Brexit could lead to release of serious offenders in Irish prisons

A handful of serious offenders in Ireland may have to be released in the event of a no-deal Brexit, the Cabinet has been told.

Published 25 February 2019

Jason O'Sullivan: Was the Brexit timeline always unrealistic? Back in 1982, it took Greenland three years to leave

Jason O'Sullivan, principal and founder of J.O.S Solicitors, compares the Brexit timetable to the time taken to negotiate Greenland's exit from the EEC.

Published 22 February 2019