The Law Society is working to represent the views of members on the UK exiting the EU and influence both the UK government and EU institutions.
We continue to support members by providing guidance on preparatory steps they can take to prepare their firms.
The government has published a series of notices on how to prepare for a no-deal Brexit.
We have published guidance on the potential effects on our members in the event of a no-deal Brexit in the following areas:
We have also prepared an extensive overview of the national regulations that apply in each jurisdiction in the EU/EFTA. This can be requested by emailing email@example.com.
The Law Society forms part of the UK Delegation to the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE), which recently published extensive guidance on the effect of all Brexit scenarios on practice rights both for EU lawyers working in the UK and for UK lawyers working in the EU.
The European Court of Justice (CJEU) should not be allowed direct jurisdiction over the final deal Britain strikes with the EU, the Law Society of England of Wales warned today.
The APPG on Legal and Constitutional Affairs has launched an inquiry on the effect of Brexit on the provision of legal services, and has made a call for evidence.
We are encouraging members to write to their MP to urge the government to negotiate and secure the continued rights of lawyers to practise, establish law firms, and have rights of audience in EU member states.
An overview of the work that the Law Society has been doing in the 12 months since the triggering of Article 50, and the steps that it is encouraging solicitors to take.
This submission outlines the Law Society of England and Wales' views on the appropriate dispute settlement mechanisms for the UK's withdrawal from the EU.
Stephen Lynch, public affairs adviser, discusses five key priorities for our work on Brexit following a consultation with members.
News the UK will keep a focus on issues like civil judicial co-operation, intellectual property and company law was today given a cautious welcome by the Law Society.
Leaving the EU without a period of transition would damage the UK economy and the rights of its citizens, the Law Society warned today as it pointed out a customs union would do nothing to protect the UK's valuable services sector.
In the interest of ensuring legal certainty, the Law Society is calling on the UK Government to ensure an orderly exit from the EU as soon as possible.
Decades spent building the UK's unrivalled professional services sector must not be thrown away in an EU deal which ignores Britain's valuable legal services, the Law Society of England and Wales warned.
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