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

Conor Gearty: The rule of law is out in Brexit U-turn

Professor Conor Gearty explores the background to the UK government's threat to depart from its long-standing advocacy of ‘the rule of law’ in international affairs.

Published 14 September 2020

Paul McGarry SC: The Irish legal market can benefit from Brexit

Paul McGarry SC explores the opportunities for Irish lawyers following the UK's exit from the EU.

Published 14 September 2020

European law firm GSK Stockmann sponsors DCU Brexit Institute

European law firm GSK Stockmann has become a new sponsor of the DCU Brexit Institute.

Published 14 September 2020

Bar reaffirms rule of law is 'absolute and applies to all'

The Bar of Northern Ireland has reaffirmed its commitment to the maintenance of the rule of law in a short statement issued in the wake of the UK government's U-turn on Brexit.

Published 11 September 2020

James Meighan: Brexit and cross-border litigation

James Meighan from Eugene F Collins discusses the Withdrawal Agreement and the effect on cross-border litigation.

Published 11 September 2020

Lord Chief Justice warns breaking international law will 'undermine trust in legal system'

The Lord Chief Justice, Sir Declan Morgan, has warned that the UK government's declared plan to break international law may undermine trust in the government and the administration of justice.

Published 10 September 2020

Rights campaigners urge government not to use peace process as Brexit 'bargaining chip'

Human rights campaigners have warned the UK government not to use the Northern Ireland peace process as a "bargaining chip" in the latest round of Brexit negotiations.

Published 9 September 2020

Senior government lawyer reportedly quits over Brexit U-turn

One of the UK government's most senior lawyers has become the latest in a line of civil servants to quit, seemingly over the government's U-turn on the Northern Ireland part of the Brexit deal.

Published 8 September 2020

Professor Steve Peers: The Dublin Regulation – an overview

Professor Steve Peers of the University of Essex discusses the 'Dublin system' for asylum applications between EU states and the legal issues of the Channel crossings.

Published 17 August 2020

Slow progress of UK-EU talks a 'real threat' to peace process

The slow progress of UK-EU talks poses a "real threat" to the Northern Ireland peace process, Justice Minister Helen McEntee has said in her first discussion with her northern counterpart.

Published 22 July 2020

Russia report: Lawyers among 'enablers of Russian influence' in UK

British lawyers are among professionals who have functioned as "enablers" for the extension of Russian influence in the UK, according to a long-awaited report from the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (ISC).

Published 21 July 2020