Brexit



Series on Brexit statutory instruments published

A series of three briefing papers on the Scottish Parliament’s consideration of proposals to amend retained EU law in devolved areas is now available.

Published 6 September 2021

UK to depart from GDPR in data law shake-up

The UK is set to depart from the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) in a move with implications for post-Brexit data transfers between the UK and the European Union.

Published 27 August 2021

EU citizens seeking settled status being detained and threatened

European citizens are being detained and threatened with deportation, despite having applied for settled status – contrary to the Brexit withdrawal agreement.

Published 3 August 2021

UK government sets out plans for post-Brexit subsidy control system

The UK government has set out plans for a new post-Brexit subsidy control system that will allow public authorities – including the devolved administrations – to provide direct support to businesses in line with strategic goals.

Published 30 June 2021

Professor Colin Harvey: Making Northern Ireland’s ‘special arrangement’ work

Professor Colin Harvey of Queen's University Belfast School of Law considers the post-Brexit challenges for Northern Ireland.

Published 14 June 2021

UK government to rely on ‘force majeure’ argument in NI Protocol dispute

The UK government has reportedly told the European Commission that it has unilaterally breached the Northern Ireland Protocol because of circumstances beyond its control.

Published 19 May 2021

EU to take legal action against UK over Northern Ireland Protocol

The European Union is to take legal action today against the UK over its unilateral attempt to change the terms of the Northern Ireland Protocol, RTÉ News reports.

Published 15 March 2021

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