Implications of Brexit for legal practices explored at Law Society events

The implications of Brexit for legal practices is one of the issues being explored at a series of events taking place throughout Northern Ireland this week.

Published 29 October 2019

John Bruton named chair of Irish legal bid to be post-Brexit international legal services hub

Former Taoiseach John Bruton has been named chair of the group tasked with implementing the legal profession's bid to make Ireland a post-Brexit centre for international legal services.

Published 28 October 2019

Human rights watchdogs meet to examine draft Brexit deal

The human rights watchdogs north and south of the border have met to review human rights issues on the island of Ireland in light of recent Brexit proceedings.

Published 24 October 2019

Scottish court delays decision in Article 50 extension case

The Court of Session in Edinburgh has delayed a decision on whether the Prime Minister has complied with a law that compels him to seek a Brexit extension.

Published 21 October 2019

Scottish court considers case to stop UK government from passing Brexit deal

The Court of Session in Edinburgh is considering another Brexit case – an attempt to stop the UK government from passing its proposed EU withdrawal agreement.

Published 18 October 2019

Implications of Brexit for asylum policy highlighted in new report

The implications of Brexit for asylum policy and for vulnerable refugees and asylum seekers in Europe have been highlighted in a new Lords committee report.

Published 11 October 2019

Anonymous litigant petitions UK Supreme Court directly over Brexit border case

An anonymous litigant who failed to persuade the Court of Appeal that the UK cannot leave the EU if it results in the imposition of a hard border has lodged a petition for leave to the UK Supreme Court.

Published 9 October 2019

Scottish court delays decision in nobile officium petition

The Inner House of the Court of Session in Edinburgh has delayed a decision on signing a letter seeking an extension to Article 50 if Prime Minister Boris Johnson refuses to do so.

Published 9 October 2019

Scotland: Court order forcing Prime Minister to seek Brexit extension unnecessary, judge rules

A legal action in Scotland seeking a court order to force the Prime Minister to write a letter requesting a Brexit extension in the event that no deal has been agreed between the UK and the EU has been dismissed after a judge ruled that it was not required.

Published 8 October 2019

Human rights chiefs meet with UN high commissioner in Dublin ahead of Brexit

The UN high commissioner for human rights, Michelle Bachelet, has met with human rights chiefs in Dublin with discuss the impact of Brexit on the Good Friday Agreement.

Published 4 October 2019

#InPictures: Breaking down Brexit at Brooklyn Law School

The Irish-American Law Students Association and the International Law Society at Brooklyn Law School have hosted a panel on Brexit.

Published 3 October 2019

Ministry of Justice officials brief Northern Ireland lawyers on Brexit planning

Senior officials from the Ministry of Justice (MoJ) briefed Northern Ireland lawyers on how to prepare for Brexit at an event hosted in partnership with the Law Society of Northern Ireland.

Published 30 September 2019

Mr Justice Hogan: Ireland will face post-Brexit pressure to codify private law

The Irish legal system could face pressure after Brexit to codify large areas of private law currently covered by common law, Mr Justice Gerard Hogan has warned.

Published 27 September 2019

Jolyon Maugham QC bought stab vest after Brexit litigation threats

Barrister Jolyon Maugham QC, who has played a key role in Brexit litigation over the past three years, has revealed that he bought a stab vest following threats against his life.

Published 27 September 2019

Criminals 'cannot be allowed to take advantage of Brexit', conference warns

Paramilitaries and organised criminals "cannot be allowed to take advantage of Brexit", Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has told a major cross-border conference on organised crime.

Published 26 September 2019