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Legal services questioned on the future UK-EU relationship

9 June 2020

The EU Services Sub-Committee hears evidence from legal services on the future UK-EU relationship on professional and business services after Brexit.


Thursday 11 June 2020 at 10.00am

  • Edward Braham, Senior Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
  • Simon Davis, President, Law Society, and Partner, Clifford Chance
  • Audley Sheppard QC, Chair of the Board, London Court of International Arbitration
  • David Joseph QC, Vice Chair, Commercial Bar Association

Likely questions

  • What are the main trade barriers that the UK legal sector would like to see addressed, as a matter of priority, in the future UK-EU relationship?
  • How effective have existing EU trade deals such as the EU-Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) been in supporting trade in legal services?
  • How important are arrangements on the mutual recognition of professional qualifications for UK legal practitioners? What is your assessment of the Government's proposals on the mutual recognition of qualifications?

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