No deal Brexit to cost Britain a future generation of lawyers and £3.5 billion in legal work

06 Aug 2019

A no-deal Brexit could cost Britain’s legal services sector £3.5 billion’s worth of work – ten per cent more than an orderly Brexit, according to the Law Society.

It will also have serious consequences for the next generation of lawyers in England and Wales.

The Society’s UK-EU future partnership - legal services sector report, launched on 1 August, warns only an association agreement can adequately deliver on legal services on Brexit, but the EU has reiterated its position that there is no basis for reopening the withdrawal agreement reached with Theresa May.

In its report the Law Society outlines “an ideal UK-EU trading relationship for legal services post-Brexit&rdquo...

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