Hope prevails as peers rebel against government over Internal Market Bill

The UK government regards devolution as an "inconvenience", which can "simply be ignored" when deemed appropriate, Lord Hope of Craighead has said.

Published 19 November 2020

Rights organisations urge Biden to help protect Good Friday Agreement

Human rights organisations have urged US president-elect Joe Biden to help protect the Good Friday Agreement as the UK reaches the end of the Brexit transition period.

Published 19 November 2020

Restrictions on post-Brexit VAT refunds for British visitors to be relaxed

Proposed restrictions on post-Brexit VAT refunds for goods purchased in Ireland by visitors from Great Britain are set to be relaxed in a bid to support Irish retailers.

Published 18 November 2020

'Brexit refugee' solicitors to be denied Irish practising certificates

Thousands of "Brexit refugee" solicitors based in England and Wales who have enrolled in Ireland since 2016 will be denied practising certificates, the Law Society of Ireland has said.

Published 13 November 2020

Legal challenge to argue Johnson 'acted in bad faith' on Brexit

A fresh legal challenge will see judges in Belfast asked to rule on whether Prime Minister Boris Johnson acted in bad faith and for improper purpose in relation to Brexit.

Published 9 November 2020

Daniel Wincott: Brexit and UK devolution

Daniel Wincott, Blackwell professor of law and society at the University of Cardiff, explores the impact of Brexit on devolution across the UK.

Published 9 November 2020

Ireland-UK extraditions could take a year after Brexit transition ends

It could take a year to extradite criminal suspects from Ireland to the UK and vice versa after the Brexit transition period comes to an end, the chief constable of the PSNI has warned.

Published 5 November 2020

UK misses EU deadline to respond to infringement proceedings

The UK has missed its first deadline to respond to infringement proceedings brought by the European Commission for breaching its obligations under the Brexit deal.

Published 3 November 2020

Internal Market Bill introduced to force negotiations, Dáil committee hears

The UK government's controversial Internal Market Bill has been introduced to force negotiations, a Dáil committee has heard.

Published 22 October 2020

EU launches infringement proceedings against UK over Brexit deal

The European Commission has launched infringement proceedings against the UK for breaching its obligations under the Brexit deal.

Published 1 October 2020

Scottish Parliament urged to reject Internal Market Bill

The Scottish government has called on MSPs to reject legislative consent for the United Kingdom Internal Market Bill, which it says will erode the powers of the Scottish Parliament.

Published 29 September 2020

Legislation to recognise UK divorces after Brexit approved by cabinet

Government ministers have approved plans to legislate for the recognition of UK divorces after expiry of the Brexit transition period.

Published 21 September 2020

Scotland: UK government faces ‘difficulty’ in replacing Lord Keen

Lord Keen of Elie QC has been praised for his honourable resignation this week by senior legal figures who have predicted that the UK government will have "difficulty" in replacing him.

Published 18 September 2020

Scotland's top law officer resigns over post-Brexit bill

The Advocate General for Scotland, Lord Keen of Elie QC, has resigned following the UK government’s U-turn on the Northern Ireland part of the Brexit deal.

Published 17 September 2020

Geoffrey Cox threatens to rebel over 'unconscionable' Brexit U-turn

Former Attorney General Geoffrey Cox QC has threatened to rebel in a crucial government vote after calling it "unconscionable" for the UK to break its treaty commitment to the EU.

Published 14 September 2020