Cooper's Seven Circles of Brexit

Dr Ian Cooper of the Dublin City University's Brexit Institute divulged his seven-part run-down on the Brexit process to an audience drawn from law, politics and academia at an event in JW Sweetman on Friday.

Published 22 January 2019

Senior academic warns against Irish 'smugness' over referendum conduct

Ireland should not be "smug" about conducting referendums "right while Britain does it wrong", a senior academic has warned.

Published 21 January 2019

PSNI does not believe mutual aid from British police will be necessary after Brexit

The PSNI has said it does not believe it will be necessary to redeploy police officers from England and Scotland to Northern Ireland after Brexit.

Published 18 January 2019

Human Rights Act under threat from UK government

The UK government has failed to give assurances that it will not repeal or replace the Human Rights Act – a stark contrast to its proclaimed commitment to "shared values of respect for human rights and fundamental freedoms" – the House of Lords EU Justice Sub-Committee has stated.

Published 18 January 2019

Irish-American lawyer threatens UK-US trade deal if hard border returns to Ireland

An Irish-American lawyer and former White House adviser has said the Irish-American community could deploy its "political strength" to block a post-Brexit UK-US trade deal if a hard border returns to Ireland.

Published 15 January 2019

Professor Colin Harvey: Uniting our shared island

Professor Colin Harvey, professor of human rights law at QUB School of Law, reflects on the impact of Brexit on the discussion of Irish unity as the UK's exit from the European Union looms.

Published 14 January 2019

Lord Neuberger: 'Powerful argument' to suggest legislation needed to halt Brexit

Lord Neuberger, former president of the UK Supreme Court, has said there is a "powerful argument" that the Brexit process cannot be halted without legislation.

Published 14 January 2019

DCU Brexit Institute receives funding boost from Dublin Airport Central

DCU Brexit Institute has welcomed a boost in funding after striking a sponsorship deal with Dublin Airport Central.

Published 10 January 2019

England: Chartered legal executives press for recognition as lawyers in post-Brexit trade deal

Chartered legal executives in England and Wales are pushing to be recognised as lawyers on par with solicitors and barristers as part of any post-Brexit trade deal between the UK and the European Union.

Published 10 January 2019

Cleaver Fulton Rankin host Brexit roundtable for local businesses and Home Office

Belfast firm Cleaver Fulton Rankin Solicitors has hosted a Brexit roundtable on behalf of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and the Home Office.

Published 9 January 2019

Professor Tobias Lock joins Maynooth University Department of Law

EU law expert Professor Tobias Lock has joined Maynooth University Department of Law from Edinburgh Law School.

Published 8 January 2019

Government formally backs Irish legal bid to be post-Brexit international legal services hub

The Government has given its formal backing to a joint initiative of The Bar of Ireland, the Law Society and the wider legal community in promoting Ireland as a post-Brexit centre for international legal services.

Published 4 January 2019

Up to 1,000 police officers to be trained for post-Brexit redeployment from Britain to Northern Ireland

Up to 1,000 police officers from England and Scotland are being trained for possible deployment to Northern Ireland in the event of a no-deal Brexit, The Guardian reports.

Published 4 January 2019

UK Supreme Court: Consent clause in Scottish Parliament's ‘Brexit Bill’ is ultra vires

Section 17 of the Scottish Parliament's ‘Brexit Bill’ – which requires Scottish Ministers’ consent to certain subordinate legislation – is ultra vires of the Scotland Act, which it would modify, though the bill is not entirely outwith the devolved legislature's competence, justices in the UK Supreme Court have ruled.

Published 13 December 2018

Probation services north and south brace for Brexit

Probation services north and south of the border discussed the challenges of Brexit at this year's annual cross-border Public Protection Advisory Group (PPAG) seminar.

Published 12 December 2018