The UK government has scrapped plans to repeal thousands of EU laws by the end of the year in what was dubbed a "post-Brexit bonfire". The controversial sunset clause in the Retained EU Law Bill, which is currently being considered by MPs, will no longer apply to all retained EU law and will instead
The UK government is to abandon plans to scrap or review EU law by the end of this year. business secretary Kemi Badenoch said that the majority of the 4,000 pieces of retained EU legislation would remain law and that up to some 800 would be removed.
Equality and human rights law in Northern Ireland must keep pace with changes to equality and human rights law south of the border, a new joint report from three rights watchdogs has said. The Equality Commission for Northern Ireland, the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission and the Irish Human
NI High Court: Belfast officials erred in detaining imported Halloween costumes under post-Brexit rules
Northern Ireland’s High Court has quashed a decision by Belfast City Council to subject a consignment of Halloween costumes to a detention. The court found that the products could not be classified as children’s toys and the respondent therefore acted ultra vires.
Brexit has not had a negative impact on the services sectors in Ireland, the UK and the larger EU economies, a webinar hosted by Matheson LLP has heard. Dan O'Brien, chief economist at the Institute for International and European Affairs (IIEA), spoke on the "Brexit Revisited: London Calling" webina
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