Competition watchdog expands in anticipation of Brexit

The Competition and Consumer Protection Commission (CCPC) has recruited new staff in anticipation of a significant increase in the number and complexity of merger notifications following Brexit.

Published 14 July 2020

Government under pressure to set out plans for 'unfettered' NI-GB trade

The UK government has come under pressure from a Westminster committee to set out how it will facilitate "unfettered" trade between Northern Ireland and Great Britain under the Brexit deal.

Published 14 July 2020

Northern Ireland courts could gain power to depart from EU case law

Northern Ireland courts could have the power to depart from the acquis of EU law under proposals set out by the UK government yesterday.

Published 3 July 2020

Brexit: NI protocol 'vague' say McEntee

Minister for European Affairs Helen McEntee has said the Northern Ireland protocol's detail is vague and lacks information on customs and tariffs as Brexit negotiations continue.

Published 12 June 2020

Proposals for implementation of Northern Ireland Protocol published

Proposals for the implementation of the Northern Ireland part of the Brexit deal have been published by the UK government.

Published 21 May 2020

Post-Brexit immigration bill clears second reading

Legislation providing for the introduction of a points-based UK immigration system after Brexit has passed second reading in the House of Commons.

Published 19 May 2020

Westminster committee chairs call for oversight of Northern Ireland Protocol

The chairs of nine influential Westminster committees have called on the UK government to provide a mechanism for scrutiny of the Northern Ireland part of the Brexit deal.

Published 5 May 2020

Courts 'still obliged' to refer unclear EU law issues to CJEU

The UK Supreme Court is "still obliged" to refer questions over unclear EU laws to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) at this stage of the Brexit process, Lord Hodge has said.

Published 2 April 2020

Government asked to clarify responsibility for Irish Sea trade checks after Scotland refuses

The UK Government has been asked to clarify who will be responsible for implementing checks on trade between Northern Ireland and Great Britain after the Scottish Government ruled out checks at Scottish ports.

Published 6 March 2020

Leona Rankin: Has Northern Ireland been forgotten in post-Brexit immigration scheme?

Some thought it would never happen but the UK has officially left the European Union and with that departure, we prepare to welcome a new points-based immigration system, writes Leona Rankin, associate at Carson McDowell.

Published 25 February 2020

Department of Justice should set out 'mitigation measures' for Brexit

The Department of Justice should set out what "mitigation measures" are in place to deal with the potential fall-out of Brexit, an MLA has said.

Published 21 February 2020

No low-skilled workers to be awarded visas under post-Brexit plans

No low-skilled workers will be awarded visas from January 2021 under the UK's proposed post-Brexit immigration system, unveiled today by Home Secretary Priti Patel.

Published 19 February 2020

Chief Justice focuses on Brexit in historic address to European Court of Human Rights

Chief Justice Frank Clarke focused on Brexit and its challenges for Ireland in a historic address at the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) on the opening of the legal year.

Published 3 February 2020

Michael Upton: A Valediction – forbidding mourning thoughts on leaving the European Union

Senior Scottish advocate Michael Upton reflects on the UK's departure from the European Union.

Published 31 January 2020

Eversheds Sutherland: Trade lawyers in higher demand after Brexit vote

Brexit will lead to increased demand for trade lawyers in Ireland, Eversheds Sutherland's managing partner in Ireland has said.

Published 27 January 2020