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:
We have published guidance on the potential effects on our members in the event of a no-deal Brexit in the following areas:
Our international team has gathered information on the national regulations that apply in each jurisdiction in the EU/EFTA. Members can email EuropeCIS@LawSociety.org.uk to request information about a specific country.
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 Law Society of England and Wales has warned that a no-deal Brexit could leave Britain unable to extradite criminals back to EU states.
The APPG on Legal and Constitutional Affairs has launched a new report following an inquiry into the effect of Brexit on legal services.
Last week, the government published a further 28 Brexit no deal technical notices on professional services, which includes contingency plans for EU lawyers practising in the UK.
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.
The relationship management team has been engaging with firms across the regions on a number of issues.
Parliament returns from its conference recess this week, and justice-related issues will take centre-stage as the Lord Chancellor and his ministerial team face questions in the House of Commons on Tuesday morning.
On 5 July 2018, vice-president of the Law Society Christina Blacklaws became the 174th president, taking over from Joe Egan.
MPs and Peers returned from summer recess for two weeks, before breaking up for the Party Conference season.
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.
The government published its white paper setting out what they are seeking to achieve in negotiating the UK's exit from, and new partnership with, the EU.
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