Brexit



Judgment reserved on whether 'bad faith' Brexit legal challenge should be heard

The Court of Appeal in Belfast has reserved judgment on whether a judicial review alleging Prime Minister Boris Johnson acted in bad faith by signing the Brexit deal should be heard.

Published 14 April 2021

Unionist legal challenge to NI Protocol to be heard next month

A legal challenge brought by unionist politician Jim Allister against the Northern Ireland Protocol will be heard by the High Court in Belfast next month.

Published 14 April 2021

Law Society strikes post-Brexit reciprocal qualifying agreements

The Law Society of Ireland has announced it has reached a reciprocal qualifying agreement with the Solicitors Regulation Authority in England and Wales.

Published 1 April 2021

Lawsuit claims Northern Ireland Protocol infringes on economic rights

Lawyers have launched a class action lawsuit against the UK government over the economic impact of the Northern Ireland Protocol.

Published 1 April 2021

Unionist files judicial review over operation of Northern Ireland Protocol

A unionist who believes the Northern Ireland Protocol has "weakened the Union" has launched a judicial review seeking a declaration that the operation of the protocol is unconstitutional and unlawful.

Published 26 February 2021

European Commission to be sued over Article 16 chaos

A victims' rights campaigner is taking the European Commission to court over its short-lived threat to invoke Article 16 during the EU vaccine crisis.

Published 17 February 2021

European Commission expected to approve UK-EU data transfers

The European Commission is expected to decide this week that data protection standards are high enough in the UK to allow personal data transfers between the UK and the EU to continue.

Published 17 February 2021

Blog: Serving legal documents in the UK post-Brexit

Eugene F Collins partner Paul Dempsey and solicitor Niamh O'Brien highlight the options available when serving legal proceedings on a party based in the UK.

Published 11 February 2021

Presidents of UK law societies to set out Brexit response

The presidents of the UK's three law societies will set out their ongoing response to Brexit at an event early next month.

Published 28 January 2021

Border citizen to appeal against refusal of leave for Brexit judicial review

A border citizen in Northern Ireland has appealed to the Court of Appeal against a decision to refuse leave for a full hearing by way of judicial review before the High Court in Belfast.

Published 28 January 2021

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