Brexit and the legal sector
Updated: Dec 9, 2019
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 BrexitEU lawyers in the UK after a no-deal Brexit UK lawyers practising in EU and EEA countries after a no-deal BrexitLegal services business owners after 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:
Civil and commercial cooperation – updated August 2019Consumer law – updated August 2019Criminal justice and security co-operation – updated August 2019Data protection – updated August 2019Family lawFamily law: practical recommendationsIntellectual propertyProviding legal services in the EU – updated August 2019VAT
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.