Courts 'still obliged' to refer unclear EU law issues to CJEU

The UK Supreme Court is "still obliged" to refer questions over unclear EU laws to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) at this stage of the Brexit process, Lord Hodge has said.

Published 2 April 2020

Government asked to clarify responsibility for Irish Sea trade checks after Scotland refuses

The UK Government has been asked to clarify who will be responsible for implementing checks on trade between Northern Ireland and Great Britain after the Scottish Government ruled out checks at Scottish ports.

Published 6 March 2020

Leona Rankin: Has Northern Ireland been forgotten in post-Brexit immigration scheme?

Some thought it would never happen but the UK has officially left the European Union and with that departure, we prepare to welcome a new points-based immigration system, writes Leona Rankin, associate at Carson McDowell.

Published 25 February 2020

Department of Justice should set out 'mitigation measures' for Brexit

The Department of Justice should set out what "mitigation measures" are in place to deal with the potential fall-out of Brexit, an MLA has said.

Published 21 February 2020

No low-skilled workers to be awarded visas under post-Brexit plans

No low-skilled workers will be awarded visas from January 2021 under the UK's proposed post-Brexit immigration system, unveiled today by Home Secretary Priti Patel.

Published 19 February 2020

Chief Justice focuses on Brexit in historic address to European Court of Human Rights

Chief Justice Frank Clarke focused on Brexit and its challenges for Ireland in a historic address at the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) on the opening of the legal year.

Published 3 February 2020

Michael Upton: A Valediction – forbidding mourning thoughts on leaving the European Union

Senior Scottish advocate Michael Upton reflects on the UK's departure from the European Union.

Published 31 January 2020

Eversheds Sutherland: Trade lawyers in higher demand after Brexit vote

Brexit will lead to increased demand for trade lawyers in Ireland, Eversheds Sutherland's managing partner in Ireland has said.

Published 27 January 2020

Bar urges election candidates to 'safeguard justice' as budget cuts bite

The Bar of Ireland has written to all election candidates, political parties and members of the Oireachtas to call on them to "safeguard justice" in the looming general election.

Published 24 January 2020

Senior judge seeks clarity on ward of court placement orders after Brexit

A senior judge has sought clarity from the HSE on whether the legal status of wards of court placed in the UK will change after Brexit.

Published 21 January 2020

Lords recommends removal of PM's power grab clause

The House of Lords Constitution Committee has recommended that a clause to introduce significant new ministerial powers on how courts may depart from CJEU interpretations of retained EU law should be removed from the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill.

Published 14 January 2020

Prime Minister's attempts to eviscerate domestic law of CJEU precedent condemned

Boris Johnson's attempt to give ministers control over which courts are no longer bound by European Court precedent will damage the legal system, Lord Pannick QC has warned.

Published 13 January 2020

Business network publishes proposals for trade in services after Brexit

The British Irish Chamber of Commerce (BICC) has published a framework for the continuation of trade in services between the UK and the EU post-Brexit.

Published 8 January 2020

Johnson plans to give lower courts power to overturn EU law after Brexit

Prime Minister Boris Johnson plans to give British judges the power to overturn rulings of the European Court of Justice, The Times reports.

Published 18 December 2019

MPs now approve half as many business-related laws in a year than before Brexit

The number of business-related laws passed by Westminster every year has halved since the Brexit referendum, according to new research.

Published 3 December 2019