The Law Society is working to represent the views of members on the UK exiting the EU and influence both the UK government and EU institutions.
We continue to support members by providing guidance on preparatory steps they can take to prepare their firms.
The government has published a series of notices on:
We have published guidance on the potential effects on our members in the event of a no-deal Brexit in the following areas:
Our international team has gathered information on the national regulations that apply in each jurisdiction in the EU/EFTA. Members can email EuropeCIS@LawSociety.org.uk to request information about a specific country.
The Law Society forms part of the UK Delegation to the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE), which recently published extensive guidance on the effect of all Brexit scenarios on practice rights both for EU lawyers working in the UK and for UK lawyers working in the EU.
We ask Bernardine about the impact of Brexit on trade and competition law.
Britain - Europe's biggest international provider of legal services and number two in the world - could take a £3.5bn hit from a no-deal Brexit.
We have outlined an ideal UK-EU trading relationship for legal services post-Brexit and reviewed other options, including an FTA and trading on WTO terms.
We have been in bilateral discussions with a number of EU bars in order to secure the position of solicitors post-Brexit.
We are calling on the new prime minister to prioritise fixing our justice system and ensuring the legal services sector remains diverse and globally competitive.
Solicitors' leaders today made an urgent plea to incoming prime minister to put the criminal justice system at the heart of the priorities of his administration.
Your weekly update from the Law Society's public affairs team on all the latest developments and debates in Parliament and across Whitehall.
Our head of international Mickaël Laurans gave evidence to the committee as part of their ongoing inquiry on trade in services.
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