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Solicitors re-qualify in Ireland in preparation for Brexit

Figures record a six fold rise in the number of solicitors registering to practise in the Republic

14 September 2016

More than 300 UK solicitors have requalified in Republic of Ireland in 2016 as firms prepare for life post-Brexit.

The latest figures, which represent a six fold increase in the number of British lawyers registering to practise in the Ireland, have been attributed to the referendum vote that shocked Europe in June.

In a new report, the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) has highlighted how the 310 UK-based solicitors admitted to practise in Ireland represents a huge increase on the 51 that qualified in 2015.

'It appears the main driver for this is a concern that solicitors in England and Wales will not be permitted to argue before the European Courts, such as the ECJ when the UK exits the EU,' said the regulator.

While the SRA said it could not give specific advice to individuals about career choices, it wanted to provide assuran...

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