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Court proceedings to stop Johnson suspending Parliament commence in Edinburgh

A legal petition to stop Prime Minister Boris Johnson forcing through a no-deal Brexit by suspending Parliament has been granted permission to proceed.

Published 12 August 2019

Professor R. Daniel Kelemen: New leaders and old problems – Brexit and the rule of law crisis

Professor R. Daniel Kelemen, professor of political science and law and Jean Monnet chair in European Union politics at Rutgers University, writes on the change of leadership in the UK and the EU.

Published 31 July 2019

MPs and Peers to launch Scottish court challenge to block Brexit prorogation of Parliament

A cross-party group of MPs and Peers have announced a Scottish court action aiming to block the Prime Minister from proroguing Parliament in the run-up to the Brexit deadline.

Published 23 July 2019

Lord Sumption suggests creation of inner privy council to advise Queen in face of proroguing

The Queen should be kept out of the Brexit controversy with the establishment of an inner privy council to advise her on proroguing Parliament, Lord Sumption has said.

Published 18 July 2019

Divorces obtained in UK may not be recognised in Ireland after Brexit

Divorces obtained in the UK may not be recognised in Ireland after Brexit, according to a briefing paper drawn up by the Bar Council of Ireland.

Published 8 July 2019

Conor Gearty – The British constitution, Brexit and human rights

The flexibility of the British constitution, once thought to be such a strength, has played a large part in destroying the country. In this edited version of a recent lecture delivered in Cambridge, Professor Conor Gearty (LSE) explains why he now believes more than ever that only the experience of no-deal will bring Britain to its senses.

Published 5 July 2019

Northern Ireland sees greatest increase in business insolvencies since Brexit vote

Northern Ireland has seen the largest increase in business insolvencies in the UK since the Brexit vote, a new report has found.

Published 27 June 2019

Politicians bring claim against Met over Brexit referendum campaign expenses

Concerned parliamentarians are taking the first steps in a legal action against London's Metropolitan Police over alleged electoral offences committed during the June 2016 EU referendum.

Published 20 June 2019

Civil society groups call on UK Government to stop no-deal Brexit

A coalition of Northern Ireland civil society groups has called on the UK Government to "do everything in its power" to prevent a no-deal Brexit.

Published 7 June 2019

DLA Piper welcomes chairman emeritus US Senator George Mitchell to Irish launch

DLA Piper's chairman emeritus, US Senator George Mitchell, arrived in Dublin this week for the official launch of the global law firm's Irish office.

Published 17 May 2019

English and Welsh lawyers on Irish roll may not be allowed to practise before EU courts

English and Welsh lawyers who obtained a practising certificate in Ireland as part of their Brexit preparations may still not be allowed to practise before the EU courts, according to reports.

Published 14 May 2019

Global law firm Clyde & Co opens Dublin office out of Brexit concerns

Global law firm Clyde & Co has announced the launch of a Dublin office out of concern about the impact of Brexit on its Irish law insurance practice.

Published 13 May 2019

UK and Irish Governments reaffirm commitment to Common Travel Area

The UK Government and Irish Government have reaffirmed their commitment to the Common Travel Area (CTA) in a memorandum of understanding signed yesterday.

Published 9 May 2019

UK and Irish Governments to sign memorandum on citizens' rights

The UK Government and Irish Government will today sign a memorandum of understanding on citizens' rights after Brexit.

Published 8 May 2019

Number of English and Welsh solicitors applying to join Irish roll remains strong

English and Welsh solicitors are continuing to join the Irish roll of solicitors in significant numbers nearly three years on from the Brexit vote, new figures reveal.

Published 30 April 2019