27 September 2019
'Planning for Brexit' provides overview to legal profession
Members of the legal profession and justice sector in Northern Ireland were in attendance at Law Society House in Belfast for the second in series of events on Brexit Planning.
The event had been organised by the Ministry of Justice in London in partnership with the Law Society of Northern Ireland.
Those attending had an opportunity to hear from Jenny Pickrell (Head of EU Exit and International Trade
Legal Services) and Paul Norris (Head of International Civil and Family
Justice) both from the Ministry of Justice.
They provided an update on ‘no deal preparations’ within Government and addressed the impact of the UK’s withdrawal from the European Union on legal practices.
They also spoke on the priorities for Government ahead of the current date for withdrawal from the EU of 31 October 2019.
They also took the occasion to provide an update on what the Government has been doing in relation to the following areas:
- Practice rights
- Recognition of Professional Qualifications
- Civil Judicial Cooperation
- Criminal Law
- Provision of Legal Services within EU/EEA
- Mobility and Immigration
Attendees were also reminded that the Ministry of Justice in London (MOJ) has issued a new support document entitled:Get Read For Brexit Toolkit for Lawyers.
new toolkit encourages individuals and businesses to consider what the
impacts of the UK leaving the EU without a deal will be for them, and
the services they provide.
A link to the document can be accessed by clicking here
Jenny Pickrell (Head of EU Exit and International Trade Legal Services)
Paul Norris (Head of International Civil and Family Justice)
Jenny Pickrell, Paul Norris, Jess Stonehouse from MOJ joined Dr Frank Geddis, Law Society