Fears of legal talent drain post Brexit

It has been a year since it was voted by the nation to leave the European Union. It is now being said that City firms are worrying about fresh legal talent will not be coming to the UK anymore and will start looking elsewhere.

Jonathan Kembery, chair of the professional rules and regulation committee of the City of London Law Society brought this issue up at a Solicitor Regulation Authority conference in London where he said that city firms were looking for clarity that London would still be able to attract young lawyers.

Kembery has advised that one way to ease uncertainty would be if there was confirmation that the UK will still adhere to the Hague Convention after leaving the EU and the recognition and enforcement of judgments.

Currently, it is unclear as to what will happen and if the UK will still attract young lawyers when looking for post graduate posts. Only time will tell as to how it will work out once the UK has officially left the EU.

Written by:
Catherine Duggan – OULS  Reporter

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