Northern Ireland’s legal order is already making the process of adapting to its special place within the Brexit deal. This Special Supplement of the Northern Ireland Legal Quarterly addresses the nature of the Protocol’s operation within Northern Ireland law, the basis for the UK Government’s claims that hollowing out the domestic legal effect of the Protocol through the Protocol Bill will not breach its international commitments, the significance for Northern Ireland of post-Brexit divergences between Great Britain and the EU in regard to product standards and rights/equality and the ongoing difficulties in navigating post-Brexit arrangements for those on the island of Ireland who fall into the category of frontier workers.

There will also be a related online discussion event on 11 January 2023: see announcement for details.