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UK and Ireland reaffirm justice co-operation after Brexit

Government ministers from the UK and Ireland have re-affirmed their commitment to justice and security co-operation after Brexit.

Published 7 February 2017

DLA Piper considers Dublin expansion in wake of Brexit

Plans to open a DLA Piper office in Dublin are at a “fairly advanced” stage, according to one of the global firm's senior partners.

Published 31 January 2017

UK government publishes 57-word Brexit bill

The UK government has published draft legislation to empower Prime Minister Theresa May to activate Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union and thereby begin the formal Brexit process.

Published 26 January 2017

Supreme Court Brexit case: Act of Parliament required to authorise triggering of Article 50 while devolution issues inapplicable

Justices in the Supreme Court have held that an Act of Parliament is required to authorise ministers to give Notice of the decision of the UK to withdraw from the European Union, dismissing the appeal of the Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union by a majority of 8 to 3. On the devolution issues, the court has unanimously concluded that neither section 1 nor section 75 of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 is of assistance in this case, and that the Sewel Convention does not give rise to a legally enforceable obligation.

Published 24 January 2017

Brexit 'opportunity' for Commonwealth, says leading lawyer

Brexit represents "opportunity" for Commonwealth lawyers, according to the president of the Commonwealth Lawyers Association (CLA).

Published 20 January 2017

Lawyers predict plunge in M&A activity as Brexit uncertainty continues

Corporate deals in the UK will continue to drop on last year in the wake of Brexit uncertainty, according to one law firm.

Published 16 January 2017

New Brexit challenges lodged in Dublin and London

New legal challenges over the Brexit process have been lodged in the Irish and UK courts, The Guardian reports.

Published 13 January 2017

A&L Goodbody identifies Brexit factor in Irish M&A slowdown

Last year's Brexit vote may have led to a fall in the number of merger and acquisition transactions notified to Irish authorities last year, according to A&L Goodbody.

Published 9 January 2017

Challenge to Brexit process to be heard in Irish courts

A tax barrister has raised over £70,000 to challenge the Brexit process in the Irish courts.

Published 12 December 2016

UKSC hears Northern Ireland arguments on Brexit case

The UK Supreme Court yesterday heard arguments that the activation of Article 50 would conflict with the Good Friday Agreement and the Northern Ireland Act 1998.

Published 8 December 2016

Professor Conor Gearty to discuss human rights after Brexit

Irish-born human rights expert Professor Conor Gearty will discuss British human rights after Brexit at the London launch of his new book at LSE this evening.

Published 8 December 2016

Brexit drives record admissions for Law Society of Ireland

The Law Society of Ireland has said it will welcome a record number of solicitors in 2016 as a result of the Brexit vote.

Published 6 December 2016

Raymond McCord lawyers head to London for Brexit case

Belfast solicitor Ciaran O'Hare of McIvor Farrell Solicitors has travelled to London with Conan Fegan BL and Ronan Lavery QC for the Brexit case currently before the UK Supreme Court.

Published 6 December 2016

Matheson interviews EU Commissioner on Brexit

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAIPQy3lYGQ

Published 1 December 2016

UK Supreme Court to hear arguments against Brexit for Northern Ireland

In an historic constitutional case, the UK Supreme Court will hear arguments on Monday that Brexit cannot be triggered without the consent of the people of Northern Ireland.

Published 30 November 2016