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.
The UK's departure from the EU has been postponed to 31 October 2019. Our advice summarises what this means for UK solicitors.
Your weekly update from the Law Society's public affairs team on all the latest developments and debates in Parliament and across Whitehall.
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.
Pearl Moses talks to Jorren Knibbe about the impact that a 'deal' or 'no-deal' situation may have on data protection compliance.
We have updated our joint note with Resolution on practical recommendations for family law solicitors in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
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.
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