A closer look at some of the news, issues and consequences which have arisen following the UK Government’s notification under Article 50 that the UK will leave the European Union.

Position papers

Brexit: options for a future UK-EU dispute settlement mechanism

2 May 2018

The Law Society of England and Wales has published a paper which outlines its views on the building blocks necessary for having a fair, transparent and accessible mechanism for the resolution of disputes between the EU and the UK after the UK leaves the EU.

Law Societies' position on citizens' acquired rights

18 July 2017

The UK Law Societies’ latest briefing discusses citizens’ acquired rights in the context of the negotiations of the UK withdrawal from the EU. The briefing welcomes the priority given to the rights of the EU citizens in the UK and the UK citizens in the EU post-Brexit. 

Key legal issues for the upcoming EU-UK negotiations

21 April 2017

The UK Law Societies have just published the report that sets out the key priorities for the upcoming negotiations between the EU and the UK.

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Brexit: the UK government is facing a cliff-edge

31 May 2018

With the June Council fast approaching, many in Brussels feel that crunch time is nigh for the UK and Theresa May’s government.

Law Society hosts seminar on post-Brexit civil justice cooperation

29 May 2018

The UK Law Societies’ Brussels Office hosted a lunchtime seminar on 24 May 2018 concerning the recognition and enforcement of judgments in civil and commercial matters following Brexit.

Law Societies Brussels Office gives evidence on Brexit in the European Parliament

29 March 2018

On 21 March 2018, Dr Helena Raulus, Head of the UK Law Societies Joint Brussels Office, took part in an exchange of information on the withdrawal of the UK from the EU at the constitutional affairs committee (AFCO) of the European Parliament. Beginning with a presentation, Dr Raulus provided insights into, inter alia, the recently approved transition agreement, confirming the Law Societies’ neutral stance in calling for an orderly withdrawal of the UK. 

Brexit: trade in non-financial services

29 March 2018

The Law Society of Scotland has submitted comments to the House of Lords EU Internal Market Sub-Committee follow-up inquiry on trade in non-financial services, following the report it published in March ...

Don’t let Brexit jeopardise UK’s valuable services sector

21 March 2018

Professional services accounted for approximately 7.8% of UK GDP in 2016 – the latest figures – yet the EU trade deal with Canada (The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA )), widely touted as the model for the UK post Brexit, does not provide a comprehensive framework for them. CETA has been given increasing attention following Michel Barnier’s publication of CETA as the ‘one available option’ given the UK government’s red lines on policy going forward.

Brexit and family law – position paper

19 January 2018

In this article, we discuss three main possibilities for when EU family law provisions will cease to apply in the UK post-Brexit.

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