With four months to go until the UK leaves the EU, we consider the more pressing issues that Brexit brings for in-house lawyers.

We held a free seminar on 27 November at the Law Society to give an update on the current Brexit negotiations and provide practical guidance on how in-house lawyers can best prepare for the UK’s exit.

The seminar covered:

1. An update on where we are: the government’s policies and approach

  • update from the Law Society policy team on its Brexit activities
  • what the current Brexit negotiations and proposed UK future framework mean broadly for in-house lawyers

2. The impact on the in-house sector and preparations your legal team can start making

  • how will legal professional privilege be affected by Brexit?
  • what will it mean for the UK as a jurisdiction and the enforcement of judgments?
  • how will it affect commercial contracts and financing documents?
  • what will it mean for privacy and data protection?