The UK government should ensure that each of the 4,000 pieces of legislation inherited from the European Union into domestic law are given due consideration, according to Stephen Gibson, senior fellow at Harvard Kennedy School and chair of the UK government’s Regulatory Policy Committee. The c
Colin Murray, professor of law and democracy at Newcastle University, considers the Windsor Framework. It takes a long time for the fury and animosity to subside over an event like Brexit. We’ve spent seven years going back and forward over the reasons why imposing a customs and regulatory bor
The Northern Ireland Assembly will have veto powers over new EU goods laws as part of the new Windsor Framework agreed between the UK government and the European Commission. The framework, agreed by UK prime minister Rishi Sunak and European Commission president Ursula von der Leyen yesterday, is in
The immigration rules relating to the UK's EU Settlement Scheme are so poorly drafted that they may "lack the clarity of law", a judge in the Upper Tribunal has said. The comments were made in a case in which the Home Secretary appealed a decision of the First-tier Tribunal, which had found in favou
As Rishi Sunak arrives in Belfast for talks with political leaders on the Northern Ireland Protocol, Anurag Deb here examines the UK Supreme Court's latest Brexit ruling and what it means for the constitutional statutes doctrine. Anyone who is from Ireland, or who has witnessed a real (as opposed to
The UK Supreme Court has rejected two unionist legal challenges to the lawfulness of the Northern Ireland Protocol. One of the two challenges, which were heard together last year, was brought by a group of senior unionist politicians led by Traditional Unionist Voice (TUV) leader Jim Allister and in
The UK scheme to settle millions of EU citizens is unlawful, the High Court in London has ruled.
William Fry partners Colette Brady and Laura Scott and student intern Anna Lee examine a trade mark dispute in the EU courts involving evidence from the UK post-Brexit. As Christmas swiftly approaches, we send you a subliminal reminder to do that last-minute shopping by sharing an interesting decisi
A ministerial decision to cease checks on animals and agri-food goods moving from Great Britain into Northern Ireland was unlawful and motivated by political considerations, the High Court has ruled. The High Court yesterday delivered its judgment on a legal challenge brought by two individuals and
The Equality Commission for Northern Ireland (ECNI) and the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission (NIHRC) have sought to provide clarity on the extent of the UK government's commitment to protect certain equality and human rights after Brexit. A new joint working paper from the two rights bodies
Commissions warn continued vigilance required to ensure no diminution of rights in first post-Brexit joint report
The Irish Human Rights and Equality Commission, the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland and the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission have launched their Annual Joint Report, their first since they took over their new roles in respect of Protocol Article 2. It outlines the joint work of the
Nearly half of Irish financial services industry leaders believe the UK will rejoin the European Union by 2040, according to a survey by business law firm Mason Hayes & Curran. The firm surveyed around 400 industry leaders attending its financial services insights event last night, which took pl
Brexit has "threatened the common human rights space previously shared by all people on the island of Ireland", the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has said. The body — one of the two organs of the Council of Europe, with 306 members drawn from national European parliame
A report published today by Westminster's European scrutiny committee has concluded that the principle of the supremacy of EU law should be scrapped. It added that allowing this to continue would be "incongruous" with the UK’s legal framework.
Migrant care home and agricultural workers will co-create new research to analyse the impact of new visa rules introduced following Brexit. The research aims to show more about living and working conditions of those who arrive in Britain to work on farms and with the elderly.