Government Technical Notice of the implications of a ‘No Deal’ EU exit for the Legal Sector

  • 15/10/2018

Today, the Government has published a technical notice – Providing services including those of a qualified professional if there’s no Brexit deal – which covers how professions and services will be regulated if there is no deal.

This includes plans for the legal sector in the event of a ‘no deal’ EU exit scenario. It should be noted that the Government notice does not deal with any issues around European lawyers’ right to practise permanently in the UK after an EU exit.

The SRA are still working through the implications of what the technical notice might mean for their regulation. They will continue to work with government and share relevant updates, including potential implications for REL’s and law firms, on their website at

If law firms or solicitors have any queries about the implications for them, they should contact our Ethics Guidance helpline on 0370 606 2577.