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    Overview of the Law Society's work on Brexit

    An overview of the work that the Law Society has been doing in the 12 months since the triggering of Article 50, and the steps that it is encouraging solicitors to take.

    3 April 2018

    Written evidence to the House of Lords EU Justice Sub-Committee’s inquiry on Brexit and citizens’ rights

    This submission outlines the Law Society of England and Wales’ views on the appropriate dispute settlement mechanisms for the UK’s withdrawal from the EU.

    23 March 2018

    Brexit: one year on

    Stephen Lynch, public affairs adviser, discusses five key priorities for our work on Brexit following a consultation with members.

    5 March 2018

    May’s approach to ‘eye-watering’ Brexit negotiations gets cautious welcome from solicitors’ leaders

    News the UK will keep a focus on issues like civil judicial co-operation, intellectual property and company law was today given a cautious welcome by the Law Society of England and Wales.

    2 March 2018
    Press release

    No scorched earth approach to EU exit

    Leaving the EU without a period of transition would damage the UK economy and the rights of its citizens, the Law Society of England and Wales warned today as it pointed out a customs union would do nothing to protect the UK’s valuable services sector.

    28 February 2018
    Press release

    The urgency and necessity of a Brexit transition period

    In the interest of ensuring legal certainty, the Law Society is calling on the UK Government to ensure an orderly exit from the EU as soon as possible.

    28 February 2018

    Don’t let Brexit jeopardise UK’s valuable services sector

    Decades spent building the UK’s unrivalled professional services sector must not be thrown away in an EU deal which ignores Britain’s valuable legal services, the Law Society of England and Wales warned.

    30 January 2018
    Press release

    Law Society evidence to the International Trade Select Committee on EU trade agreements after Brexit

    In December, the Law Society submitted written evidence to the House of Commons International Trade Committee as part of its inquiry into how the UK can replicate the rights it currently has under EU trade agreements after Brexit.

    12 January 2018

    We need to avoid both Brexit cliff edges

    Business confidence in the wake of Brexit relies on legal clarity the Law Society of England and Wales cautioned today following the release of the Treasury Select Committee’s report on transitional arrangements for exiting the European Union.

    15 December 2017
    Press release

    Free trade deals have their limits, Law Society warns

    A post-Brexit free trade deal could leave Britain’s crucial legal services sector high and dry, the Law Society of England and Wales warned today.

    15 December 2017
    Press release
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