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 how to prepare for a no-deal Brexit.
We have published guidance on the potential effects on our members in the event of a no-deal Brexit in the following areas:
We have also prepared an extensive overview of the national regulations that apply in each jurisdiction in the EU/EFTA. This can be requested by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
The European Commission has announced the measures it is adopting in advance of the UK's departure from the EU to mitigate the effects of a 'no-deal' Brexit.
The Courts and Tribunals (Judiciary and Functions of Staff) Bill completed its passage through the House of Commons after concluding its remaining stages last week.
Last week the Law Society's Head of Justice, Richard Miller, gave oral evidence to the Women and Equalities Select Committee for its inquiry on enforcing the Equality Act.
The draft Political Declaration setting out the framework for the future UK-EU future relationship has been agreed at negotiators' level.
Last week the Government published the draft Withdrawal Agreement, reflecting the in-principle agreement between the UK and EU negotiating teams on the full legal text.
A debate was held in Westminster Hall over the impact of Brexit on the legal services.
The Law Society has analysed the government's draft Withdrawal Agreement to produce a summary of the salient points for solicitors.
Growing concern that the UK could exit the EU without a deal has led the Law Society to publish guidance for solicitors to mitigate some of the risks.
This guide highlights the implications of lawful transfers of EU personal data in the UK should the UK leave the EU without reaching an agreement.
This guide highlights the changes to practising in family law should the UK leave the EU on 29 March 2019 without having reached an agreement.
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