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APPG on Legal and Constitutional Affairs inquiry on the effect of Brexit on legal services – call for evidence

Posted: 5 April 2018

The All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Legal and Constitutional Affairs has launched an inquiry on the effect of Brexit on the provision of legal services, and is calling for evidence from interested stakeholders.

Brexit will be the largest-ever change to the UK’s legal framework, and it presents both opportunities and risks for the legal sector. The APPG is calling for written evidence and will hold three sessions in parliament as part of the inquiry, before making recommendations to the government as part of a final report.

The deadline for written evidence is Friday 25 May 2018.

However, please be aware that the first session of the inquiry will be held in April 2018 so submissions are encouraged ahead of the deadline.

Download the inquiry's terms of reference and full submission guidelines

The Law Society supports the work of the APPG on Legal and Constitutional Affairs and acts as the group's secretariat. The aim of the APPG is to facilitate greater interaction between parliament and the different branches of the legal profession, and to promote dialogue and understanding of legal and constitutional issues relating to justice and the legal services sector.

The group has members from both the House of Commons and the House of Lords and includes members from the UK’s major political parties. The chair of the APPG is Jonathan Djanogly MP, and Lord Hunt of Wirral is the co-chair. Ellie Reeves MP and Bambos Charalambous MP act as officers of the APPG.

For further details on the work of the APPG please contact Joe Ferreira.