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Travelling to the EU on business after Brexit
Following the end of the Brexit transition period on 31 December 2020, freedom of movement to the European Union (EU), EU directives and regulations no longer apply to UK citizens and service providers.
This guide provides an overview of the requirements for solicitors travelling to the EU on business from 1 January 2021.
It should be treated as guidance only. The approach individuals and firms will want to take may change depending on their individual circumstances.
Solicitors and law firms should consider:
- the immigration requirements in the EU member state they are visiting
- their practising rights, depending on the regulatory framework that applies to non-EU lawyers in the jurisdiction where they intend to practise
- taxation and costs
They should also check with their insurers that they have adequate professional indemnity insurance coverage in place when practising in the EU.
For other aspects affecting the ability of solicitors to practise in the EU after Brexit, see our guidance on Brexit and the legal profession.