Brexit



Ireland to convene all-island forum on Brexit

Ireland will host an all-island Civic Dialogue on Brexit, starting with a meeting in Dublin in November, the Government has announced.

Published 5 October 2016

Government promises to protect Northern Ireland interests in Brexit talks

Northern Ireland Secretary James Brokenshire has said Northern Ireland's interests will be protected in Brexit talks.

Published 5 October 2016

Law firm leads calls for Ireland to eliminate barriers to entry for Brexit business exodus

A leading lawyer has said Ireland needs to eliminate barriers to entry for UK-based multinationals and personnel considering a move in the wake of the Brexit vote.

Published 4 October 2016

Information commissioner calls for post-Brexit Britain to implement EU data rules

The UK's newly-installed information commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, has called for the UK to implement upcoming EU data protection laws in spite of the Brexit vote.

Published 3 October 2016

Slaughter and May paying for lawyers to qualify in Ireland after Brexit

London firm Slaughter and May is paying for more of its lawyers to join the roll of solicitors in Ireland following the Brexit vote, Legal Week reports.

Published 30 September 2016

Team of in-house lawyers assembled ahead of Brexit negotiations

Two and a half dozen in-house lawyers have been recruited to a dedicated Whitehall team focussed on the Brexit negotiations, The Times reports.

Published 29 September 2016

Brexit challenges inch closer to full hearing

The issues particular to Northern Ireland in the two Brexit challenges before the High Court in Belfast will be heard at the hearing on 4-5 October, a judge has ruled.

Published 28 September 2016

Irish students challenged by Matheson to explore post-Brexit economy

Irish students have been invited to explore new ways of growing the economy after Brexit in a new Matheson essay competition.

Published 26 September 2016

Notice of Devolution served in Brexit cases

Attorney General John Larkin QC is set to become involved in two Brexit challenges before the High Court.

Published 22 September 2016

Attorney General could be involved in Brexit cases before High Court

Northern Ireland's Attorney General John Larkin QC could involve himself in two Brexit cases to be heard by the High Court.

Published 20 September 2016

Energy lawyer warns: 'Brexit cannot mean Brexit for Irish Energy consumers'

One of Northern Ireland's leading energy experts has warned that if Brexit negotiations were to take the UK outside European energy networks consumers would face increased bills.

Published 16 September 2016

Visa fear driving post-Brexit demand for Irish passports

Continued Brexit uncertainty, which has led to an upsurge in applications from UK lawyers seeking accreditation with the Irish Law Society, is continuing to generate an unprecedented demand for Irish passports from UK citizens.

Published 13 September 2016

Brexit case scheduled for Belfast High Court next month

Mr Justice Maguire has set aside October 4 and 5 to hear legal challenges to Brexit with campaigners and a cross-party group of MPs separately arguing that it would be unlawful to trigger article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty without the approval of the UK Parliament.

Published 12 September 2016

Brexit 2: why UK’s Human Rights Act should not be repealed

The widely-respected Irish Professor of Human Rights Law at LSE, Conor Gearty, warns that the proposed repeal of the HRA poses a threat to the Belfast Agreement and that the European Convention on Human Rights will be the next target.

Published 12 September 2016

Post-Brexit surge in applications from UK lawyers to join Irish Law Soc continues

The number of solicitors from England and Wales seeking to register the Law Society of Ireland has now reached 568 as uncertainty about the impact of Brexit continues.

Published 9 September 2016