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

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    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

    Brexit Motions and EU Human Rights

    The House of Commons and House of Lords are both on recess. The House of Commons will return on Tuesday 18 April. The House of Lords will return on Monday 24 April.

    10 April 2017
    Blog

    Article 50 is triggered and the Law Society gave evidence to Prisons and Courts Bill

    This week the House of Commons will begin its Easter recess and will return on Monday 18 April. The House of Lords will continue to sit with a number of motions on Brexit and evidence sessions on co-operation with the EU on criminal justice and security.

    3 April 2017
    Blog

    Opting out of human rights agreement disproportionate and dangerous

    Proposals to opt out of international human rights agreements in future conflicts are misguided and risk stripping people - including British troops - of their rights, the Law Society of England and Wales said today.

    31 March 2017
    Press release

    Great Repeal Bill must respect role of parliament

    The government's Great Repeal Bill must respect parliament’s role in making and approving changes to UK law, the Law Society of England and Wales said today.

    30 March 2017
    Press release
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