Jonathan Goldsmith is Law Society Council member for EU matters and a former secretary general of the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe. All views expressed are personal and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Law Society Council
High regulatory standards give other negotiators less to complain about in trade talks.
What are the options for a future UK-EU dispute settlement mechanism?
There was a significant development at the Council of Europe last week. On the Day of the Endangered Lawyer, 24 January, its Parliamentary Assembly adopted a recommendation to draft a convention on the profession of lawyer.