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.
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.
Mickaël Laurans delivers a country-by-country update for law firms looking to operate in Europe post-Brexit.
We welcome news of a UK-Korea free trade agreement, which will allow solicitors to continue to practise in Korea post-Brexit.
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