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Joanna Hunt writes for The Law Society: Right to remain

01 August 2017

Jonna Hunt has written an article for The Law Society InsideOut magazine which discusses the uncertainty that still hangs over the rights of EU lawyers to live and work in the UK since the Brexit result, the future status of EU nationals, and the implications for anyone working in legal services.

Since the referendum result just over a year ago, there has been a growing unease among EU lawyers about their ability to live and work in the UK long-term. A recent survey showed that many are considering leaving the UK in the near future, and the Brexit result is clearly having an influence over their decision to leave.

There are concerns too that the result is impacting on the number of international students who are choosing to build their legal careers in this country, with some opting to qualify in other jurisdictions where the legal landscape is more certain.

Read the full article, Right to remain, on The Law Society website.

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The UK left the EU at 11pm (UK time) on 31 January 2020, and the transition period came to an end on 31 December 2020. The Trade and Cooperation Agreement reached on Christmas Eve 2020 sets out the shape of the ongoing future relationship between the UK and the EU and provides some degree of certainty for UK businesses.

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