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'Hard' Brexit could hit NI Legal Profession

On 24th and 25th May the International Bar Association hosted their annual Bar Leaders’ Conference in Belfast.  The event brought together delegates from around the world to discuss the latest developments affecting the legal profession today.  One topic of discussion was the opportunities and challenges Brexit could bring to the legal profession.  Norville Connolly, Council Member of the Law Society NI, said that Brexit was a significant issue for the profession.  He commented

“If there is a hard Brexit…what will happen is that ability to travel abroad, to establish firms abroad, may well be lost.  That’s the fear (for) the lawyers who practise in Europe, or practise in some country rather than their own country….So there’s a lot riding on the hard Brexit v the soft Brexit.”

For more information click here for BBC News’ article.

Moreover, in relation to Brexit, the Human Rights Consortium, in partnership with NICVA and with sponsorship from Unison, is hosting a one day conference to bring various civil society sectors concerned about Brexit together.  The conference will take place on 15th June at NICVA, Duncairn Gardens.  To book click here.

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