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23 June 2017

Society in Brussels As Part Of Joint Brexit Strategy

President, Ian Huddleston and Chief Executive, Alan Hunter were in Brussels this week to meet with officials and representatives from a number of key organisations on issues surrounding Brexit.

They were joined by the Presidents and Chief Executives of the Law Society of England and Wales and the Law Society of Scotland as part of a joint Brexit engagement strategy.

During their visit they met with:

• George Baur the Assistant Secretary-General Secretaries-General and EEA Co-ordination Division, the European Free Trade Association. EFTA is an intergovernmental organisation set up promote the free trade and economic integration of Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

• Robert Strauss the Head of Services Policy Unit, Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs. This European Commission Department is responsible for EU policy on the single market, industry, entrepreneurship and small businesses.

• Officials and representatives from the Northern Ireland Office and the Joint Law Societies Brussels Office.

UK Members of the European Parliament (MEPs) to raise with them issues around Brexit.

The joint Brexit engagement strategy reflects the commitment of each Law Society to meet with key decision makers, Government officials and organisations regarding issues surrounding Brexit.