Kieran Bradley is currently a judge of the Administrative Tribunals of the Inter-American Development Bank and the European Stability Mechanism, and chairman or member of the staff appeals bodies of a number of EU institutions and international organisations. He is also a member (and former vice-Chair) of the Scientific Committee of the European Union Fundamental Rights Agency.

From 2011 to 2016, he was a judge of the Civil Service Tribunal of the European Union, and from 2016 to 2019, the Court’s Special Adviser on Brexit. He was formerly was a legal advisor, and latterly a Director, in the European Parliament’s legal service, and a référendaire with Advocate General Nial Fennelly at the European Court of Justice.

He currently teaches postgraduate courses in European Union law at the Global School of Law (Catholic University of Portugal, Lisbon), the Autonomous University of Barcelona and the College of Europe (Bruges), and has taught and given occasional lectures at a large number of universities and institutes, including Harvard Law School and the University of Melbourne, as well as publishing widely. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Common Market Law Review and the CJEU correspondent for Law and Practice of International Courts and Tribunals. In 2016, he received a PhD from the University of Cambridge.

His recent publications include:

  • Judicial Reform and the European Court: Not a Numbers Game’ in P Craig and G de Búrca, The Evolution of European Union Law  (OUP, 2021) 156
  • ‘Appointment and Dis-Appointment at the CJEU: Part I – The FV/Simpson Litigation’, (2021) 20 Law and Practice of International Courts and Tribunals 150
  • ‘Disintegration Through Law: Brexit, Article 50 and the Court’ in C Kilpatrick and J Scott (eds), Contemporary Challenges to EU Legality (OUP, 2021) 123
  • ‘Tribunals and Adjudication’ in P Cane et al (eds), The Oxford Handbook of Comparative Administrative Law (OUP, 2020), 747
  • ‘La création et la suppression du Tribunal de la fonction publique de l’UE’ in D Bugny et al (eds), Les réformes de la Cour de justice. Bilan et Perspectives (Éditions Bruylant, 2020, 03
  • ‘Agreeing to Disagree : the European Union and the United Kingdom after Brexit’, (2020) 16  European Constitutional Law Review 379-416  (also available as Working Paper No. 7/2020, Brexit Institute, Dublin City University)
  • ‘Legislating in the European Union’ in C Barnard and S Peers (eds) European Union Law,  3rd ed (Oxford, OUP, 2020) 101
  • ‘Showdown at the Last Chance Saloon: Why ostracising the representatives of a Member State government is not the solution to the Article 7 TEU impasse’, VerfassungsBlog, 23 May 2020
  • ‘International and Other Apex Courts: Dublin viewed from Luxembourg’, in P Brazil (ed), Irish Supreme Court Review (Clarus Press, 2019), 31
  • Presentation on Brexit and the EU Court of Justice, in Da Cruz Vilaça et al (eds) FIDE 2018 - Opening and Closing Sessions and PhD Seminar, Almedina, 2019,, 139
  • ‘On the Cusp: Brexit and Public International Law’ in I Govaere and S Garben (eds), The Interface Between European Union Law and International Law (Hart/Bloomsbury, 2019), 203


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