Irish-American lawyer threatens UK-US trade deal if hard border returns to Ireland

An Irish-American lawyer and former White House adviser has said the Irish-American community could deploy its "political strength" to block a post-Brexit UK-US trade deal if a hard border returns to Ireland.

Published 15 January 2019

Professor Colin Harvey: Uniting our shared island

Professor Colin Harvey, professor of human rights law at QUB School of Law, reflects on the impact of Brexit on the discussion of Irish unity as the UK's exit from the European Union looms.

Published 14 January 2019

Lord Neuberger: 'Powerful argument' to suggest legislation needed to halt Brexit

Lord Neuberger, former president of the UK Supreme Court, has said there is a "powerful argument" that the Brexit process cannot be halted without legislation.

Published 14 January 2019

DCU Brexit Institute receives funding boost from Dublin Airport Central

DCU Brexit Institute has welcomed a boost in funding after striking a sponsorship deal with Dublin Airport Central.

Published 10 January 2019

England: Chartered legal executives press for recognition as lawyers in post-Brexit trade deal

Chartered legal executives in England and Wales are pushing to be recognised as lawyers on par with solicitors and barristers as part of any post-Brexit trade deal between the UK and the European Union.

Published 10 January 2019

Cleaver Fulton Rankin host Brexit roundtable for local businesses and Home Office

Belfast firm Cleaver Fulton Rankin Solicitors has hosted a Brexit roundtable on behalf of the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) and the Home Office.

Published 9 January 2019

Professor Tobias Lock joins Maynooth University Department of Law

EU law expert Professor Tobias Lock has joined Maynooth University Department of Law from Edinburgh Law School.

Published 8 January 2019

Government formally backs Irish legal bid to be post-Brexit international legal services hub

The Government has given its formal backing to a joint initiative of The Bar of Ireland, the Law Society and the wider legal community in promoting Ireland as a post-Brexit centre for international legal services.

Published 4 January 2019

Up to 1,000 police officers to be trained for post-Brexit redeployment from Britain to Northern Ireland

Up to 1,000 police officers from England and Scotland are being trained for possible deployment to Northern Ireland in the event of a no-deal Brexit, The Guardian reports.

Published 4 January 2019

UK Supreme Court: Consent clause in Scottish Parliament's ‘Brexit Bill’ is ultra vires

Section 17 of the Scottish Parliament's ‘Brexit Bill’ – which requires Scottish Ministers’ consent to certain subordinate legislation – is ultra vires of the Scotland Act, which it would modify, though the bill is not entirely outwith the devolved legislature's competence, justices in the UK Supreme Court have ruled.

Published 13 December 2018

Probation services north and south brace for Brexit

Probation services north and south of the border discussed the challenges of Brexit at this year's annual cross-border Public Protection Advisory Group (PPAG) seminar.

Published 12 December 2018

Department of Justice to examine impact of Brexit on Ireland-UK extraditions

The Department of Justice and Equality is examining the implications of Brexit for extraditions between Ireland and the UK, Justice Minister Charlie Flanagan has announced.

Published 10 December 2018

Brexit crisis: CJEU rules that UK can unilaterally revoke notification of intention to withdraw from EU

The United Kingdom is free to revoke unilaterally the notification of its intention to withdraw from the EU and such a revocation, decided in accordance with its own national constitutional requirements, would have the effect that the United Kingdom remains in the EU under terms that are unchanged as regards its status as a member state.

Published 10 December 2018

Brexit and equality on the agenda at biannual meeting of the four bars in Edinburgh today

The latest meeting of the referral bars of Scotland, England & Wales, Ireland and Northern Ireland takes place at the Advocates Library in Edinburgh today.

Published 7 December 2018

UK government publishes legal advice on Brexit deal after historic contempt finding

The UK government has published its full legal advice on the draft Brexit deal after government ministers were found to be in contempt of Parliament in an historic first.

Published 5 December 2018