Brexit: Northern Ireland High Court rejects judicial review petitions

McCloskey LJ has dismissed petitions for judicial review in the High Court in Belfast in three conjoined cases which contended that a no-deal Brexit on 31 October would undermine the Belfast Agreement between the UK and Ireland.

His written judgment was not immediately available either on BAILII or on the Judiciary NI website and the original post was based on media reports. The judgment is now on the Judiciary NI website: see In the Matter of Applications by Raymond McCord, Jr 83 and Jamie Waring for Leave to Apply for Judicial Review v The Prime Minister & Ors [2019] NIQB 78. The  basic conclusion was as follows: Continue reading