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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Joint Brussels Office holds conference on: What will Brexit bring for international private clients?

16 April 2019

On 2 April 2019 the Law Societies’ Joint Brussels Office, in collaboration with STEP Benelux, held a conference at Loyens and Loeff’s Brussels Office.  With Brexit regularly making headlines over the past few months, the conference aimed to discuss the changes Brexit will bring for international private clients.

Brexit and lawyers' practice rights - an overview

15 April 2019

Anna Drozd and Betty-Ann Morain of the Joint Brussels Office of the Law Societies look at practice rights in the light of Brexit.

Brexit: EU leaders agree to extend UK membership until October 2019

12 April 2019

The European Council decided in the early morning of 11 April 2019 that the UK’s departure from the EU will be postponed from 12 April to 31 October 2019. The extension was granted on the basis that the UK takes part in the upcoming European elections. If the UK does not take part in the elections and if there is no withdrawal agreement in place, the UK will leave the EU without a deal on 1 June 2019.

Brussels plays Brexit waiting game as possibility of extending Article 50 increases

6 March 2019

February comes to a close in Brussels with news that PM May has finally committed to putting the Withdrawal Agreement to vote in Parliament on the 12th of March and conceded that MPs could ultimately vote to extend the Article 50 negotiating period if the Agreement is not passed.  

Implications for the profession of a no-deal Brexit

31 January 2019

Rebecca Goshawk, Public Affairs Manager at the Law Society of England and Wales,  provides updated analysis of the consequences and potential costs of a no deal Brexit for both the profession in England and Wales and its clients. Solicitors in the EU and European lawyers in the UK are encouraged to continue to prepare for a no deal, whether on 12 April or at a later stage. 

New statute and the revocation of Article 50

30 January 2019

In  this article David Greene, Deputy Vice President of the Law Society of England and Wales, discusses the constitutional challenges that have arisen in Parliament since the 2016 EU Referendum. The article touches on the current turmoil in Parliament, how Article 50 could be revoked or extended, as well as the limits of Parliament’s ability to influence the situation.

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