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

Lady Hermon calls for publication of legal advice on Brexit and Good Friday Agreement

Independent unionist MP Lady Sylvia Hermon has called on the UK government to publish advice from the Crown Solicitor's Office in Belfast on the impact of a no-deal Brexit on the Good Friday Agreement.

Published 4 September 2019

Prorogation will establish 'dangerous precedent', legal academics warn

The planned five-week prorogation of Parliament will establish a "dangerous precedent" and undermine the "integrity" of the British constitution, a group of legal academics has warned.

Published 3 September 2019

Paul Craig: Prorogation – Constitutional principle and law, fact and causation

Paul Craig, professor of English law at St John's College, Oxford and an authority on administrative and EU law, writes about important issues of constitutional principle and law raised by the prospect of prorogation as well as those concerning fact and causation.

Published 3 September 2019

Belfast court challenge to prorogation listed for hearing tomorrow

The Lord Chief Justice, Sir Declan Morgan, will hear victims' rights campaigner Raymond McCord's legal challenge to the prorogation of Parliament tomorrow.

Published 29 August 2019

Home Office ordered to withdraw 'misleading' ad for post-Brexit EU settlement scheme

The UK's advertising regulator has ordered the Home Office to withdraw a "misleading" advert for the post-Brexit EU settlement scheme.

Published 28 August 2019