Law

Analysis of legal issues.

OPINION: PSNI and Department of Justice are wrong on powers of entry

OPINION: PSNI and Department of Justice are wrong on powers of entry

By Jamie Bryson At the outset it is important to set out that legitimate debates around concerns about the PSNI abusing their powers or misinterpreting the law should not act as an encouragement to anyone to breach public health guidance or otherwise act unreasonably. Opposition to the PSNI operating unlawfully and in breach of the […]

LAW: What powers are PSNI relying upon for carrying out Covid Road Checks?

LAW: What powers are PSNI relying upon for carrying out Covid Road Checks?

By Jamie Bryson The PSNI are very open about the purpose of their road checks and stop and search activities. They have made clear on their own social media it is in regards to policing the Health Protection Regulations. This, it would seem, is rather foolish as it makes things even more difficult for them. […]

Surrendering Sovereignty -A paper analysing the constitutional implications of the NI Protocol

Surrendering Sovereignty -A paper analysing the constitutional implications of the NI Protocol

You can download the document for free The Constitutional Implications of the NI Protocol [2020] The Northern Ireland Protocol poses a clear and present danger to the constitutional position of Northern Ireland within the United Kingdom. The European Research Group legal opinion published on 29 December 2020 departs from their own previous analysis, and has concluded […]

NEW: Another PSNI gaffe as they wrongly close taxi businesses and then compound their error with a clarification ‘statement’

NEW: Another PSNI gaffe as they wrongly close taxi businesses and then compound their error with a clarification ‘statement’

By Jamie Bryson In a lengthy statement, the majority of which is devoted to trying to offer some explanation for the latest PSNI gaffe, ACC Alan Todd actually compounds the PSNI’s error. He states that “the current regulations, as drafted, do not appear to provide a specific exemption to enable taxi companies and drivers to […]

‘Even in Guantanamo Bay prisoners are allowed to exercise’- Why we must resist another draconian lockdown

‘Even in Guantanamo Bay prisoners are allowed to exercise’- Why we must resist another draconian lockdown

By Jamie Bryson A campaign has been launched by gym owners in Northern Ireland. In it they highlight a number of salient points. For many, the ability to go to the gym and exercise is an essential part of physical and mental health. People may not have the luxury of a large BT9 garden or […]

‘From Warfare to Lawfare’- UVPS publishes response to IRC Paramilitary report

‘From Warfare to Lawfare’- UVPS publishes response to IRC Paramilitary report

You can download the full report UVPS- From Warfare to Lawfare- Response to IRC Report “Notwithstanding the ‘design fault’ within the Fresh Start process, it is important to note that loyalist organisations do not get the credit deserved for the manner in which the respective groups have been held together in a cohesive manner. There […]

Analysis: Donaghadee v Irish Football Association

Analysis: Donaghadee v Irish Football Association

Following the Arbitration ruling in Donaghadee v Irish FA, it is necessary to write an extensive analysis in order to clear up of the deliberately generated confusion, mistruths and utter fallacies circulating over the past number of days. You can read the document via the link here: DFC v IFA analysis  

Amending the Betrayal Act- a brief explainer of the legal row

Amending the Betrayal Act- a brief explainer of the legal row

There has been much speculation that the disastrous Northern Ireland Protocol is about to be at the very least unilaterally amended via the Internal Markets Bill (which will become an ‘Act’ once passed into law). The question I have heard asked most in recent days is ‘what does that mean’? This article seeks to answer […]