As the political uncertainty continues, both the Law Society of England and Wales and the UK Government have both published information to support businesses, and specifically for solicitors.
The Government has published a series of notices on how to prepare for a no-deal Brexit. The most relevant of these for solicitors are handling civil legal cases involving EU countries and providing services including those of a qualified professional. The Solicitors Regulation Authority has also published guidance for EU lawyers practising in the UK.
The Law Society of England and Wales has published guidance on the potential effects on our members in the event of a no-deal Brexit in the following areas:
The Law Society have also prepared an extensive overview of the national regulations that apply in each jurisdiction in the EU/EFTA. You can request a copy of the live document by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Law Society of England and Wales forms part of the UK Delegation to the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE), which also recently published extensive guidance on the effect of all Brexit scenarios on practice rights both for EU lawyers working in the UK and for UK lawyers working in the EU.
All this information can be found on the Law Society’s website and this will be updated with further guidance and information in the coming week. If you have any questions you can contact The Law Society via email@example.com .