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Brexit and the legal sector

  • Brext flagThe EU referendum result will lead to a surge in demand for legal expertise and guidance.

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    Positive elements to Queen's speech but whiplash plan brings sting in the tail

    The Queen's speech has set out a comprehensive agenda with much that will be received positively by the solicitor profession.

    21 June 2017
    Press release

    Collaborative Brexit vital to a UK economy

    Negotiations over Brexit must have a clear focus on ensuring British trade is not undermined.

    15 June 2017
    Press release

    Your money or your data: 4 reasons to comply with GDPR

    In a recent survey of IT decision makers 25 per cent of respondents had cancelled preparations for the GDPR and 44 per cent thought GDPR won’t apply to UK businesses after the UK has left the EU. Anna Drozd explains why law firms need to comply.

    24 May 2017
    Blog

    Making the legal system accessible to all - the Law Society’s vision for law and justice

    Along with priorities for the rule of law and Brexit, access to justice represents the third pillar of our Vision for Law and Justice we launched on 5 May.

    18 May 2017
    Blog

    Leaving in an orderly fashion - our approach to Brexit

    The Law Society's Planning and Environmental Law Committee (PELC) is gearing up to engage with the next stage of the UK's process of leaving the European Union.

    17 May 2017
    News

    Upholding the rule of law - The Law Society’s vision for law and justice

    With the country going to the polls on 8 June, the Law Society has established our priorities for the next Government on law and justice. We released Our Vision for Law and Justice last week.

    11 May 2017
    Blog

    City Brexit Survey results

    In the April edition of City Update, we asked you to complete our survey on how Brexit has impacted you and your work. Thank you to everyone who responded. This is what you said:

    4 May 2017
    News

    The Law Society’s vision for law and justice – maintaining legal certainty through Brexit

    With the country going to the polls on 8 June, the Law Society has established our priorities for the next Government on law and justice. We will be releasing a full vision for law and justice next week. One of the priorities will be maintaining legal certainty for Brexit.

    28 April 2017
    Blog

    Prisons and Courts Bill falls

    Last Tuesday, the prime minister announced that she will be asking Parliament to vote for a general election on 8 June. On Wednesday, the House of Commons surpassed the two thirds majority needed to approve the motion by 522 to 13.

    24 April 2017
    Blog

    Snap general election 2017 and the legal profession

    On Tuesday 18 April the prime minister took Westminster and the country by surprise in announcing that she will be tabling a motion to the House of Commons to call for a General Election. On 19 April the House of Commons surpassed the two thirds majority needed to approve the motion by 522 to 13 and approved that a General Election will take place on 8 June.

    19 April 2017
    Blog
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    This webinar, recorded on 17 May 2016, examines the legal consequences of Brexit for commercial parties, so that you are able to discuss these topics with your clients in a more informed way.

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