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.

Latest communications on Brexit

UK legal professions produce paper on practice rights of EU lawyers in the UK

Read more about your practice rights as an EU lawyer in the different UK jurisdictions under the current (draft) withdrawal agreement

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

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

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

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.

Latest news on Brexit

Law Society of England and Wales' no deal guidance notes


The documents highlight the changes in civil and commercial cooperation that will occur should the UK leave the EU on 31 October 2019 without having reached an agreement with the EU.

EU lawyers in the UK: Q&A on practice rights in the context of Brexit


The UK delegation to the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) published its paper on EU lawyers and their practice rights in the UK in the context of Brexit.

UK lawyers in the EU: Q&A on practice rights in the context of Brexit


The UK delegation to the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE) published its paper on UK lawyers and their practice rights in the EU in the context of Brexit.


Back to the Future with the UK – EU future agreement


After three and a half years of negotiations on the Withdrawal Agreement and two extensions of the Article 50 process, the UK’s membership of the EU is now at an end.

Junior Lawyers and Brexit


Matthew Allan, solicitor and legal commentator specialising in international litigation with Sherrards Solicitors LLP, as well as Junior Vice President of the Westminster & Holborn Law Society in London, discusses the impact of Brexit on junior lawyers practicing in the UK.  

Final call for UK nationals living in Belgium to register as EU citizens before 31st October


With the 31st October now only less than a month away, the Law Society is urging those UK nationals living in Belgium who have not already done so to register as an EU citizens resident in Belgium. Regardless of the outcome of the Brexit negotiations, this will help lock in ...

Ministry of Justice publishes ‘Get Ready for Brexit’ for lawyers


The UK government’s Brexit messaging has undergone quite a significant transformation in recent weeks. From stressing that while a no-deal Brexit might be possible, the government was still very much aiming for a withdrawal agreement to be in place at date of departure, the message is now unequivocal: the UK ...

Commission publishes no deal Brexit preparedness communication


The Commission in its 6th Brexit preparedness communication highlighted its call on all stakeholders in the EU27 to prepare for a ‘no-deal’ scenario. With just under 8 weeks to go until the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union on 31 October 2019 and the uncertainty in the United Kingdom ...

Law Society of England and Wales publishes its paper on the future EU-UK partnership


Law Society of England and Wales published its paper on the future EU-UK partnership and the legal services sector. The paper summarises the current state of affairs in the legal services sector and outlines the impact of no deal on lawyers, law firms and the justice system. It concludes that ...

Brussels Office holds conference on Brexit and its impact on 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.

Brexit and lawyers' practice rights - an overview


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 legal resources

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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.


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