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Brexit and the growth of lawyers registering in Ireland

Published on: 15 September 2016
Published by: LexisPSL
  • Brexit and the growth of lawyers registering in Ireland
  • Why are we seeing a surge in UK-based solicitors enrolling with LSI?
  • Will UK lawyers still be able to represent clients in EU courts?
  • How hard is it for solicitors who are qualified in England, Wales and Northern Ireland to qualify to practice in Ireland?
  • Is the process different for Scottish lawyers wishing to qualify to practice in Ireland?
  • What practice areas are most likely to be affected by the UK leaving the EU and will firms need to consider registering solicitors in an EU country?
  • Are we likely to see the number of applications registering to practice in Ireland rise?
  • How will this shift affect the UK legal market? Are there any negative consequences that can arise from this shift?

Article summary

Public Law analysis: The Law Society of Ireland (LSI) has revealed that the number of British lawyers who registered to practise in Ireland rose almost four-fold in the first six months of 2016, primarily due to concerns of the UK leaving the EU. Ken Murphy, director general of LSI, comments on behalf of the LSI on the upturn. or take a trial to read the full analysis.

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