Lawyer in Northern Ireland court challenge to prorogation welcomes Supreme Court ruling

Belfast solicitor Ciaran O'Hare, whose client Raymond McCord brought a challenge in the Northern Ireland courts against the prorogation of Parliament, has welcomed today's unanimous UK Supreme Court ruling that Parliament has not been prorogued.

Published 24 September 2019

Government may seek to prorogue Parliament again if it loses Brexit cases

The UK government has said it may seek to prorogue Parliament again if the Supreme Court rules against it in the ongoing Brexit cases.

Published 19 September 2019

Government to legislate to extend European health insurance card cover to Northern Ireland

Draft legislation to extend the European health insurance card to all residents of Northern Ireland has been announced by the Government.

Published 18 September 2019

Court of Appeal reserves judgment on Brexit case brought by anonymous applicant

The Court of Appeal in Belfast has reserved judgment on an appeal from an anonymous applicant arguing that the UK cannot leave the EU if it results in the imposition of a hard border.

Published 17 September 2019

Bid to block no-deal Brexit on basis of Good Friday Agreement to be heard by UK Supreme Court

A legal bid to stop a no-deal Brexit on the basis that it would breach the Good Friday Agreement will be heard by the UK Supreme Court tomorrow.

Published 16 September 2019

High Court: Three challenges to Brexit strategy found 'non-justiciable'

The High Court in Belfast has dismissed three conjoined applications challenging the UK Government’s Brexit strategy, which the applicants argued would result in a no-deal Brexit and a hard border in breach of the Good Friday Agreement.

Published 13 September 2019

Number of solicitors on Irish roll reaches 20,531

The number of solicitors on the Irish roll reached a record high of 20,531 at the end of August, the Law Society of Ireland has announced.

Published 13 September 2019

Special power of Scottish court could force Boris Johnson to extend Article 50

A special power of Scotland's Court of Session has been brought to bear on Prime Minister Boris Johnson personally and could allow a functionary of the court to sign in his place – forcing him to extend Article 50.

Published 13 September 2019

Scottish court rules Prime Minister’s advice to the Queen to prorogue Parliament was ‘unlawful’

The Prime Minister’s advice to HM the Queen that the United Kingdom Parliament should be prorogued for five weeks in the run up to Brexit was “unlawful”, Scotland's highest civil court has ruled in a judgment whose full version will be published on Friday.

Published 11 September 2019

Lords committee raises concerns over refugee protection after Brexit

Leaving the European Union means the loss of a safe, legal route for the reunification of separated refugee families in Europe, a House of Lords committee has told the UK government.

Published 10 September 2019

Boris Johnson warned over threats to ignore law

A senior Conservative politician and law professor has said Prime Minister Boris Johnson must resign if he is unwilling to follow the law.

Published 9 September 2019

British Irish Chamber of Commerce gala dinner takes place under shadow of Brexit uncertainty

Business and political leaders gathered under the shadow of Brexit uncertainty for the British Irish Chamber of Commerce annual gala dinner this evening as the Taoiseach provided an update on the Government’s approach to Brexit in the wake of recent developments.

Published 6 September 2019

Belfast lawyers in London for Brexit case ahead of McCord's return to High Court

Belfast lawyers Ciaran O'Hare and Conan Fegan have travelled to London to perform a watching brief in the Gina Miller case against the prorogation of Parliament.

Published 5 September 2019

MPs to vote today on bill to stop no-deal Brexit

MPs will today vote on legislation aimed at forcing Prime Minister Boris Johnson to request an extension to the Brexit deadline if the UK cannot reach an agreement with the EU this month on the terms of its withdrawal.

Published 4 September 2019

Scottish legal battle against Johnson's prorogation of Parliament to continue

Lawyers for 78 parliamentarians who claim that Prime Minister Boris Johnson's plan to suspend parliament for five weeks in the run-up to his Brexit deadline was unlawful today said the court fight would continue.

Published 4 September 2019