Bar Standards Board of England and Wales updates Brexit guidance

The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has updated its handbook to reflect changes for lawyers practising in the UK. The new rules were implemented at 11pm on the 3st December 2020, and affect Registered European Lawyers (RELs) who are practising at the Bar of England and Wales, and European lawyers wishing to be admitted to the Bar. Provisions were also implemented affecting Swiss lawyers practising under the Swiss Citizen’s Rights Agreement.

The rule changes are primarily focused on definitions around licence to practice, and home qualification, as well as lawyer insurance arrangements.

Read the BSB’s full list of updated rules.


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