Our key priorities for legal services and the justice system as part of any Brexit agreement are:
We are engaging with the UK government, MPs, the European Commission and other stakeholders to highlight our concerns and support our members and the legal sector. We represent our members as part of groups including the Brexit Law Committee and the Professional Business Services Council’s (PBSC) Mutual Market Access Group.
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As your professional body we take a neutral position on whether to leave or remain in the EU. However, we have consistently advocated against leaving without a deal, as this will cause serious disruption for individuals and businesses, and decrease opportunities for the profession.
At the same time, we continue to support you in preparing for no deal. We have produced a leaflet showing steps firms can take to prepare, and a series of no deal guidance:
Our international team can provide information on the national regulations that apply in each jurisdiction in the EU/EFTA. Email EuropeCIS@LawSociety.org.uk to request information about a specific country.
Your weekly update from the Law Society's public affairs team on all the latest developments and debates in Parliament and across Whitehall.
The Queen's Speech on 19 December set out the government's legislative agenda for the first session of the new parliament.
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Ahead of the general election, we've analysed the key justice-related pledges made in the Conservative, Labour, Liberal Democrats and Plaid Cymru manifestos.
If the UK leaves the EU without a withdrawal agreement, the UK will lose access to key international judicial co-operation measures including the Brussels Regime.
If the UK leaves the EU without a withdrawal agreement, the UK becomes a 'third country' under the GDPR.
If the UK leaves the EU without a withdrawal agreement, the UK becomes a 'third country' and loses access to the EU Lawyers' Directives.
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