What are we trying to do
Help those we regulate understand how the recent EU exit may impact on them. This includes the regulation of EU lawyers practising in England and Wales and UK lawyers practising in the EU.
Who needs to know
All those we regulate to make sure they remain compliant. This includes European lawyers working in the UK on a permanent or on a temporary basis, or UK solicitors working in the EU, or UK firms with offices in the EU.
What's going on
Updated guidanceWe have today published updated guidance UK’s Exit from EU – the end of the implementation period and beyond. We will keep this guidance under regular review to reflect developments over the coming months.
Keeping information safe - ICOThe Information Commissioner's Office has produced guidance on preparing for and keeping information safe. Its website contains information on the impacts and necessary preparations for exchanging data after the end of the implementation period, and an interactive tool has been developed to help you keep personal data safe.
Want to know more
You can contact our Professional Ethics Helpline for further advice.
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Read our statement setting out the SRA's high level view and position on the Technical Notice.
Read our guidance and Q&As on:
- UK's Exit from EU – the end of the implementation period and beyond
- Implications of a possible non-negotiated outcome at end of transition period
- The Government's Technical Notice on the impact of a 'no deal' EU exit scenario on EU lawyers, particularly Registered European lawyers, practising in the UK.
- The particular impacts of a potential 'no deal' scenario on exempt European lawyers.
We also previously published a review of some of the potential issues for legal services in Exiting the EU: An update for lawyers. We plan to update this when we are in a position to provide updates.
The Law Society guidance on Brexit and the legal sector.