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Legal news, comments, analysis and breaking stories on the UK's withdrawal from the European Union.

Joshua Rozenberg

Lecture theatre

15 October 2018By Joshua Rozenberg

Will Lord Sumption’s Reith lectures be aimed at Lord Hoffmann?


No-deal Brexit would halt European lawyer scheme overnight, says SRA

12 October 2018By 8 comments

Regulator says it is working with government to ensure transition period runs as smoothly as possible.

Kenneth Clarke addresses International Bar Association 2018

IBA Rome: Ken Clarke calls for action to tackle corporate excess

9 October 2018By Paul Rogerson in Rome7 comments

Many multinationals are ‘self-perpetuating oligarchies determining their own rewards’, former justice secretary tells global lawyers.

Sailesh Mehta

Could the US child separation horrors be repeated in the UK?

21 September 2018By Sallesh Mehta1 comments

The detention of immigrants’ children has become presidential policy. Is the UK immune or could it soon follow the US?

European Court of Justice

Ireland told to stop blocking extraditions to UK

19 September 2018By 21 comments

Mere notification of intention to withdraw from the EU not an ‘exeptional circumstance’, Court of Justice rules.

Jonathan Goldsmith

No-deal advice: take action now

18 September 2018By

A torrent of technical papers from DExEU deserves close attention.

Lucy Frazer UK Parliament Official Portraits

No-deal Brexit: what happens to civil judicial cooperation?

14 September 2018By Lucy Frazer QC MP

The government's contingency plans aim to provide as much continuity and certainty as possible, explains justice minister Lucy Frazer.


Government reveals contingency justice plans for no-deal Brexit

13 September 2018By 3 comments

Ministry of Justice issues guidance on civil legal cases involving EU member states.

Roman Abramovich

Commercial realities

10 September 2018By Marialuisa Taddia

Can London cling on to its pre-eminence in high-value dispute resolution? Solicitors are cautiously optimistic.

David greene

Ministers paper over the cracks

3 September 2018By David Greene

Brexit clock is ticking.

Law Society lions

Society warns of £3bn bill for 'no-deal' Brexit

22 August 2018By Gazette reporter39 comments

Latest economic forecast predicts that WTO scenario would halve legal sector growth.

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