Workers' rights to be watered down post-Brexit

Employment rights enshrined in EU law are set to be scrapped in the UK following Brexit, according to reports.

Published 15 January 2021

European legal body creates new category of membership for UK

A new category of membership has been created for the UK to preserve its standing in the Council of European Bars and Law Societies (CCBE) after the end of the Brexit transition period.

Published 13 January 2021

McCann FitzGerald: Irish legal sector can benefit from Brexit

McCann FitzGerald partners Karyn Harty and Catherine Derrig reflect on Ireland's unique opportunity as the only English-speaking common law country in the EU.

Published 5 January 2021

Ann Henry: Post-Brexit pinch points in UK-Ireland trade disputes

Pinsent Masons partners Ann Henry and Jim Cormack QC address how UK-Ireland trade disputes will work following the end of the transition period and how vital this is for many companies.

Published 5 January 2021

Human rights and equality watchdogs adopt new post-Brexit roles

The Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC) and the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland (ECNI) have taken on new roles overseeing the UK government's commitment to protecting equality and human rights in Northern Ireland after Brexit.

Published 5 January 2021

UK government backs down on threat to breach international law

The UK government has backed down on its threat to breach international law in respect of the Northern Ireland part of the Brexit deal after reaching an agreement with the EU.

Published 9 December 2020

UK firm Burges Salmon launches Dublin IP practice in response to Brexit

Independent UK law firm Burges Salmon has announced the launch of a new Dublin office from which its intellectual property practice will continue its EU trade mark offering after the end of the Brexit transition period.

Published 8 December 2020

Professor Dagmar Schiek appointed UCC Synnott Family Chair in EU Law

Professor Dagmar Schiek has been appointed as the Synnott Family Chair in European Union Law at University College Cork (UCC).

Published 8 December 2020

Leave hearing fixed for case arguing Johnson ‘acted in bad faith’ on Brexit

Judges will decide on Wednesday whether a judicial review centred on whether Prime Minister Boris Johnson acted in bad faith by signing the Brexit deal can go ahead.

Published 7 December 2020

Hope prevails as peers rebel against government over Internal Market Bill

The UK government regards devolution as an "inconvenience", which can "simply be ignored" when deemed appropriate, Lord Hope of Craighead has said.

Published 19 November 2020

Rights organisations urge Biden to help protect Good Friday Agreement

Human rights organisations have urged US president-elect Joe Biden to help protect the Good Friday Agreement as the UK reaches the end of the Brexit transition period.

Published 19 November 2020

Restrictions on post-Brexit VAT refunds for British visitors to be relaxed

Proposed restrictions on post-Brexit VAT refunds for goods purchased in Ireland by visitors from Great Britain are set to be relaxed in a bid to support Irish retailers.

Published 18 November 2020

'Brexit refugee' solicitors to be denied Irish practising certificates

Thousands of "Brexit refugee" solicitors based in England and Wales who have enrolled in Ireland since 2016 will be denied practising certificates, the Law Society of Ireland has said.

Published 13 November 2020

Legal challenge to argue Johnson 'acted in bad faith' on Brexit

A fresh legal challenge will see judges in Belfast asked to rule on whether Prime Minister Boris Johnson acted in bad faith and for improper purpose in relation to Brexit.

Published 9 November 2020

Daniel Wincott: Brexit and UK devolution

Daniel Wincott, Blackwell professor of law and society at the University of Cardiff, explores the impact of Brexit on devolution across the UK.

Published 9 November 2020