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Presidents of UK law societies to set out Brexit response

The presidents of the UK's three law societies will set out their ongoing response to Brexit at an event early next month.

Published 29 January 2021

European legal body creates new category of membership for UK

A new category of membership has been created for the UK to preserve its standing in the Council of European Bars and Law Societies (CCBE) after the end of the Brexit transition period.

Published 13 January 2021

Legal challenge to argue Johnson ‘acted in bad faith’ on Brexit

A fresh legal challenge will see judges in Belfast asked to rule on whether Prime Minister Boris Johnson acted in bad faith and for improper purpose in relation to Brexit.

Published 10 November 2020

Daniel Wincott: Brexit and UK devolution

Daniel Wincott, Blackwell professor of law and society at the University of Cardiff, explores the impact of Brexit on devolution across the UK.

Published 9 November 2020

New immigration rules loom as Brexit approaches

Thorntons' Gurjit Pall has urged Scottish businesses to apply for a Home Office sponsor licence as the Brexit transition period draws to a close – to ensure they can still access the best overseas talent.

Published 23 October 2020

EU launches infringement proceedings against UK over Brexit deal

The European Commission has launched infringement proceedings against the UK for breaching its obligations under the Brexit deal.

Published 1 October 2020

Read: Mapping Post-Brexit Environmental Law

An article has been published by Professor Colin Reid of Dundee University on the effect of Brexit on environmental governance across the UK.

Published 22 September 2020

Amal Clooney resigns as special envoy over ‘lamentable’ plans to break Brexit treaty

Amal Clooney has resigned as the government's envoy on media freedom over suggestions the UK government intends to break parts of the Brexit withdrawal agreement.

Published 21 September 2020

Paul McGarry SC: The Irish legal market can benefit from Brexit

Irish barrister Paul McGarry SC explores the opportunities for Irish lawyers following the UK's exit from the EU.

Published 15 September 2020

Legal expert says post-Brexit powers should go to MSPs, not ministers

A legal expert has warned against the Scottish government's plan to hand powers currently held by the EU to ministers after the Brexit transition period.

Published 27 August 2020

Stephen Phillips: Brexit blueprint threatens to strip power from Holyrood

Stephen Phillips discusses the UK government's Brexit blueprint in relation to policing trade between the different parts of the UK.

Published 17 August 2020

UK government’s plans for post-Brexit internal market ‘threaten’ devolved policies

The Constitution Secretary has outlined to MSPs how the UK government’s plans for a post-Brexit internal market would "threaten high standards and a range of devolved policies".

Published 13 August 2020

Justice Secretary voices concerns over Scottish exclusion from Brexit ministerial talks

Justice Secretary Humza Yousaf has called for an urgent four-nation ministerial meeting on fisheries and maritime security after being excluded from the UK government’s Brexit preparation talks.

Published 24 July 2020

Russia report: Lawyers among ‘enablers of Russian influence’ in UK

British lawyers are among professionals who have functioned as "enablers" for the extension of Russian influence in the UK, according to a long-awaited report from the Intelligence and Security Committee of Parliament (ISC).

Published 21 July 2020

Bruce Craig: Could HSE gold standard drop to silver or bronze after Brexit?

In the understandable tsunami of media coverage in relation to the COVID-19 pandemic, it is easy to forget that, as matters stand, the transition period following the UK’s departure from the EU ends in less than six months’ time, writes Bruce Craig.

Published 17 July 2020