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APPG on Legal and Constitutional Affairs report: The effect of Brexit on legal services

22 October 2018

The All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on Legal and Constitutional Affairs has launched a new report following an inquiry into the effect of Brexit on legal services.

Download 'The effect of Brexit on legal services' (PDF 371kb)

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 accepted written evidence and held two oral evidence sessions to discuss the impact that Brexit could have on the profession, the risks associated with leaving the European Union, and any opportunities that our new relationship may bring.

This report, 'The effect of Brexit on legal services', makes 10 recommendations to government.

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 interation 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.