In focus

Each month, the In Focus section features in-depth articles on a variety of topics. We usually invite external contributors to provide views from many different organisations.

Brexit - the look ahead

Implications for the profession of a no-deal Brexit

2019-01-31T17:41:00+00:00

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 ...

Fundamental rights

Brexit's impact on judicial and police cooperation

2018-02-27T10:00:00+00:00

The area of Justice and Home Affairs presents distinctive challenges in light of Brexit, as the UK’s current participation in EU information sharing mechanisms is fairly patchy. Instruments such as the European Arrest Warrant and participation in judicial and police cooperation are of great importance to the legal profession and ...

Freedom of movement in the EU

Who is in v who is out? And what are their rights?

2018-03-05T12:02:00+00:00

Free movement of people - alongside free movement of goods, services and capital - is one of the four founding principles of the European Union. It gives all citizens of EU countries the right to travel, live and work wherever they wish within the EU. In certain circumstances individuals have ...

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

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About the Joint Brussels Office

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

Find out about the Joint Brussels Office