Legislation providing for the introduction of a points-based UK immigration system after Brexit has passed second reading in the House of Commons. The Immigration and Social Security Co-ordination (EU Withdrawal) Bill 2020, supported by the Democratic Unionist Party, was passed by 351-252.
The chairs of nine influential Westminster committees have called on the UK government to provide a mechanism for scrutiny of the Northern Ireland part of the Brexit deal. In a letter sent to Michael Gove, Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, the chairs said MPs must be "notified of, and enabled to
The UK Supreme Court is "still obliged" to refer questions over unclear EU laws to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) at this stage of the Brexit process, Lord Hodge has said. The deputy president of the court made the remarks yesterday as he delivered, via video link, the court's una
The UK Government has been asked to clarify who will be responsible for implementing checks on trade between Northern Ireland and Great Britain after the Scottish Government ruled out checks at Scottish ports. Northern Ireland's Agriculture Minister Edwin Poots told MLAs earlier this week that Scott
Some thought it would never happen but the UK has officially left the European Union and with that departure, we prepare to welcome a new points-based immigration system, writes Leona Rankin, associate at Carson McDowell. A Westminster policy statement issued last week details how the UK needs to sh
The Department of Justice should set out what "mitigation measures" are in place to deal with the potential fall-out of Brexit, an MLA has said. Justice and security arrangements including sensitive areas such as family law could be affected by any failure to secure a post-Brexit agreement.
No low-skilled workers will be awarded visas from January 2021 under the UK's proposed post-Brexit immigration system, unveiled today by Home Secretary Priti Patel. The points-based system will see applicants assigned points based on specific skills, qualifications, salaries or professions, and visa
Chief Justice Frank Clarke focused on Brexit and its challenges for Ireland in a historic address at the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) on the opening of the legal year. Mr Justice Clarke became the first Irish person to address the court opening on Friday, three decades after he last appear
Senior Scottish advocate Michael Upton reflects on the UK's departure from the European Union. So Brexit is done.
Brexit will lead to increased demand for trade lawyers in Ireland, Eversheds Sutherland's managing partner in Ireland has said. In a wide-ranging interview with the Irish Independent, the international firm's Irish chief Alan Murphy said trade lawyers "weren't really that important" before the UK vo
The Bar of Ireland has written to all election candidates, political parties and members of the Oireachtas to call on them to "safeguard justice" in the looming general election. The regulatory body for barristers has highlighted four key "pillars" in its communication: safeguarding the constitution
A senior judge has sought clarity from the HSE on whether the legal status of wards of court placed in the UK will change after Brexit. Mr Justice Peter Kelly, president of the High Court, said during a hearing yesterday that it would be "disastrous" if placement orders lapsed after 31 January, The
The House of Lords Constitution Committee has recommended that a clause to introduce significant new ministerial powers on how courts may depart from CJEU interpretations of retained EU law should be removed from the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Bill. The committee said this measure is inap
Boris Johnson's attempt to give ministers control over which courts are no longer bound by European Court precedent will damage the legal system, Lord Pannick QC has warned. The crossbench peer said he would try to undo the change proposed by clause 26 of the Withdrawal Agreement Bill, which comes b
The British Irish Chamber of Commerce (BICC) has published a framework for the continuation of trade in services between the UK and the EU post-Brexit. The business network's Signposts for Services document is proposed to be considered by negotiators when entering talks on the future trading relatio