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

Record number of English solicitors admitted to Irish roll in anticipation of Brexit

An all-time record number of solicitors in England and Wales were admitted to the Roll of Solicitors in Ireland this year, the Law Society of Ireland has said.

Published 29 November 2019

Confidence in legal sector dips dramatically

Confidence in the legal sector has dipped dramatically in the past 12 months, according to a new report.

Published 25 November 2019

Oliver Garner: New Irish Protocol could lead to indefinite jurisdiction of EU Court in the UK

The infamous ‘backstop’ is gone, but the new Irish Protocol could lead to the indefinite jurisdiction of the Court of Justice of the European Union within the United Kingdom, writes Oliver Garner of the British Institute of International and Comparative Law.

Published 31 October 2019

Implications of Brexit for legal practices explored at Law Society events

The implications of Brexit for legal practices is one of the issues being explored at a series of events taking place throughout Northern Ireland this week.

Published 29 October 2019

John Bruton named chair of Irish legal bid to be post-Brexit international legal services hub

Former Taoiseach John Bruton has been named chair of the group tasked with implementing the legal profession's bid to make Ireland a post-Brexit centre for international legal services.

Published 28 October 2019

Human rights watchdogs meet to examine draft Brexit deal

The human rights watchdogs north and south of the border have met to review human rights issues on the island of Ireland in light of recent Brexit proceedings.

Published 24 October 2019