”If the UK’s relationship with the rest of the European Union were to change as the result of significant renegotiations or the UK choosing to give up its membership, the effects would be felt throughout the legal profession. The Law Society has published a detailed report looking at the relationship and potential impact of changes through the legal lens.” - The future of Britain in Europe: legal services press release, 19 October 2015. 

The report covers:

  • the impact on specific areas of law;
  • the impact on the business of law and England and Wales as a global legal services centre and jurisdiction of choice;
  • the impact of alternatives to membership of the EU if the UK were to leave, for example, participation in the ‘internal market’, being subject to rulings from the Court of Justice of the European Union and contribution to the EU budget.

Read the full press release. View the report attached to this article.