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.
Law Society president Simon Davis said: "Today's Supreme Court ruling is a vital expression of the checks and balances that exist in our democracy".
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.
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.
If the UK leaves the EU without a deal in four weeks' time cross-border criminals will have much to celebrate, the Law Society said today.
A no-deal Brexit could undermine protections enjoyed by British inventors, fashion designers and broadcasters, the Law Society warned today.
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.
The Law Society of England and Wales has warned that a no-deal Brexit could leave Britain unable to extradite criminals back to EU states.
Lawyers from the EEA who are in partnership with solicitors from England and Wales will have to change their status in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
Almost £3bn could be stripped from legal sector turnover by 2025 if the UK crashes out of the EU without a deal according to new Law Society forecasts.
Theresa May's white paper on Brexit was today given a cautious welcome by the Law Society of England and Wales.
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