Brexit



EU citizens seeking settled status being detained and threatened

European citizens are being detained and threatened with deportation, despite having applied for settled status – contrary to the Brexit withdrawal agreement.

Published 3 August 2021

Supreme Court: Legal basis for surrender of people between Ireland and UK post-Brexit referred to CJEU

The Supreme Court has referred a case to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) in which the appellants challenged the legal basis for their surrender to the UK on foot of a European arrest warrant.

Published 23 July 2021

Competition watchdog to gain new post-Brexit powers

The Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) is to be given new powers to fine companies that rip off customers, make misleading claims, or have unfair terms and conditions.

Published 19 July 2021

High Court: Legal challenges to the EU Withdrawal Protocol and Withdrawal Acts dismissed

The High Court has dismissed two legal challenges brought by several high-profile unionist politicians to the EU Withdrawal Protocol and the Withdrawal Acts and Regulations.

Published 1 July 2021

High Court rejects legal challenges to Northern Ireland Protocol

The High Court in Belfast has rejected two high-profile legal challenges to the Northern Ireland Protocol.

Published 30 June 2021

Covid-19 and end of 'Brexit effect' led to fall in solicitor and barrister admissions

The Covid-19 pandemic and the subsiding of the "Brexit effect" led to a slowing in the number of solicitors and barristers admitted to practise last year, according to the Legal Services Regulatory Authority (LSRA).

Published 30 June 2021

UK government sets out plans for post-Brexit subsidy control system

The UK government has set out plans for a new post-Brexit subsidy control system that will allow public authorities – including the devolved administrations – to provide direct support to businesses in line with strategic goals.

Published 30 June 2021

Professor Colin Harvey: Making Northern Ireland's 'special arrangement' work

Professor Colin Harvey of Queen's University Belfast School of Law considers the post-Brexit challenges for Northern Ireland.

Published 11 June 2021

Eugene F Collins: Enforcement of judgments between Ireland and the UK post-Brexit

Eugene F Collins partner Paul Dempsey and associate Rachel Solanki consider what options creditors have in the aftermath of Brexit in enforcing a judgement handed down by a UK court in Ireland or vice versa.

Published 3 June 2021

UK government to rely on 'force majeure' argument in NI Protocol dispute

The UK government has reportedly told the European Commission that it has unilaterally breached the Northern Ireland Protocol because of circumstances beyond its control.

Published 18 May 2021

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