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.
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This guide highlights the changes to intellectual property law should the UK leave the EU without having reached an agreement.
Over the next few weeks we will be trialing a new format for our weekly parliamentary report.
On Tuesday, the Commons voted on a series of amendments to the prime minister's motion on Brexit.
Last Monday the prime minister made a statement to the Commons, setting out her intention for proceeding with the Brexit process.
We have responded to the SRA's consultation on exemptions for qualified lawyers from outside the UK from QLTS in the event of a no-deal Brexit.
The European Commission has published a notice outlining the impact a no-deal Brexit will have on the enforcement and recognition of UK judgments.
On Tuesday the government's Brexit withdrawal agreement was rejected in Parliament by a margin of 230 votes - the largest defeat ever suffered by a sitting government.
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