• Amanda Millar, President of the Law Society of Scotland, talks about her Presidency priorities

  • Black Lives Matter and the legal profession by I. Stephanie Boyce

  • COVID-19, Brexit and the Resilience of the English & Welsh Courts - Elizabeth Williams, Stuart Doxford & Tom Bowen

  • Will the UK rely more on private international law in the future? by Michael Clancy

  • Canada, the most European Country oustide of Europe! - By Sam Ayoub

  • Back to the Future with the UK – EU future agreement

  • Michael O’Flaherty, director of the EU Agency for Fundamental Rights, discusses the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union on its 10th anniversary

  • British young lawyers’ practising rights: how will Brexit impact the future in Brussels and beyond? by Siobhan Kahmann

Latest news

'The Schrems 2 decision and its implications for international data transfers' by Peter Wright of Digital Law UK

One of the clearest signs of life returning to something like normal as far as the European Union (“EU”) was concerned after the spate of Covid-19 related lockdowns in the first half of 2020 was the decision of the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) in the litigation brought by Max ...

boat-water-refugee-escape-asylum-politically-policy-tracking-help

The European Commission’s New Pact on Migration and Asylum

At the end of September, the European Commission proposed a new Pact on Migration and Asylum, which covers everything required for a comprehensive European approach to migration. The proposals deliver on Commission President von der Leyen’s commitment in her Political Guidelines. The Commission press release noted that ‘the current system ...

European Council adopts conclusions on digitalisation to improve access to justice

On 13th October, The Council adopted conclusions on seizing the opportunities of digitalisation for access to justice (see press release here). In summary, the conclusions recognise that digital transformation continues to profoundly change people’s lives and that judicial systems, as a central pillar of the rule of law, must align ...

September case law digest

A selection of key cases and opinions from the Court of Justice of the EU.

An uncertain future for the relationship between the Rule of Law and the EU Budget

A Proposal for Regulation on the protection of the Union’s budget in case of generalised deficiencies in the rule of law was put forward by the Commission on 3 May 2018. Since then, a big debate surrounding the rule of law concept and how this relates to the Union’s financial ...

About the Joint Brussels Office

EU flag

The Law Societies' Brussels Office monitors developments and represents the profession in negotiations with the European institutions.

Find out about the Joint Brussels Office

Brussels Agenda

Stay up to date with EU law and Brexit news and developments directly from the Brussels Office with our monthly newsletter, the Brussels Agenda.

Subscribe