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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Brexit and access to justice for victims of domestic abuse: A practical example in support of an agreement
In this article Suzanne Rice, President of the Law Society of Northern Ireland, discusses the potential impact a disorderly Brexit will have on vulnerable groups, such as victims of domestic violence. For people such as these, if a disorderly Brexit occurs, the protection from its effects could be defined by a demarcation line as to which country is in/outside the European Union. The Law Society of Northern Ireland therefore urges a comprehensive agreement is reached between the parties ...