Kieran Laird#5300

Dr. Kieran Laird

Partner, Gowling WLG
Kieran is an ex-academic with a particular interest in areas where law and politics intersect. He is a partner in Gowling WLG's Public Law & Regulation team and Head of Constitutional Affairs for the firm's Brexit Unit.

Kieran provides advice on the applicability of, and developments in, the statutory and regulatory frameworks governing a number of regulated sectors including energy, qualifications, transport, health, communications, and political lobbying. Kieran advises a range of clients including sector regulators, consumer councils, government departments, other public bodies, major corporates, and small and medium sized enterprises with regard to their respective regulated industries, equalities and human rights duties, EU law and other public law matters.
Contributed to


Brexit—key legislation explained
Brexit—key legislation explained
Practice notes

This Practice Note provides an overview of the key legislation introduced to give effect to Brexit in UK domestic law. Focussing on the European Union (Withdrawal) Act 2018, the European Union (Withdrawal Agreement) Act 2020 and the European Union (Future Relationship) Act 2020, this Practice Note examines the key objectives and functions of this Brexit legislation and also highlights a number of public law issues to which Brexit legislation gives rise.

Practice Areas


  • Contributing Author

Qualified Year

  • 2009


  • LPC College of Law
  • LLB, MA & PhD Queen's University Belfast

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