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.
This article highlights some of the key bills announced in the Queen's Speech that will be most relevant to solicitors.
We have been in bilateral discussions with a number of EU bars in order to secure the position of solicitors post-Brexit.
Our head of international Mickaël Laurans gave evidence to the committee as part of their ongoing inquiry on trade in services.
We welcome news of a UK-Korea free trade agreement, which will allow solicitors to continue to practise in Korea post-Brexit.
Although it remains unclear when and how the UK will withdraw from the EU, we continue to advise our members to prepare for all eventualities.
We have produced a parliamentary briefing ahead of the chancellor's spring statement on 13 March 2019.
Our relationship management team has engaged with members around the country to deliver diversity and inclusion forums and discuss key areas of concern.
The European Commission has published a notice outlining the impact a no-deal Brexit will have on the enforcement and recognition of UK judgments.
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 draft Political Declaration setting out the framework for the future UK-EU future relationship has been agreed at negotiators' level.
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