The Law Societies' office in Brussels was set up by the Law Society of England and Wales, Law Society of Scotland and Law Society of Northern Ireland. Its main functions are monitoring the EU policy and legislative developments and representing the profession towards the European institutions. We provide information and support for solicitors and law firms and organise various events.
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Following the UK's referendum on its membership of the EU on 23 June 2016, we have focused on Brexit in this month's edition of the Brussels Agenda.

We have viewpoint contributions from Robert Bourns, President of the Law Society of England and Wales, and Eilidh Wiseman, President of the Law Society of Scotland on the issue of Brexit.

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Law Society of Scotland – Supreme Court judgment clarifies route to invoke Article 50

24 January 2017

Commenting on today’s verdict of the Supreme Court on Article 50 and the powers of the UK Government, the President of the Law Society of Scotland, Eilidh Wiseman said;

Article 50 judgment clarifies legal process for Brexit

24 January 2017

Today’s decision by the Supreme Court finally clarifies how Article 50 can be triggered, which will start the process resulting in the United Kingdom leaving the European Union, the Law Society of England and Wales said today.

Brexit and the law

23 January 2017

Since the EU referendum result, the Law Society of England and Wales has been gathering our members’ views on the impact that leaving the EU could have on both their clients and their businesses.

Digital Single Market inches forward: portability, geo-blocking and copyright

17 January 2017

The Europe’s Digital Progress Report (EDPR) published last May 2016 showed unequal progress towards the digital single market (“DSM”) with the development ...

Solicitor silks appointed in record numbers in England and Wales

12 January 2017

The inclusion of six solicitor advocates in today’s Queen’s Counsel appointments is a new record for solicitors appointed to the prestigious rank, the Law Society of England and Wales said today.

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