The impact of Brexit on the UK-based legal services sector

The UK legal services sector, which forms an integral part of the ecosystem that makes up the world’s leading global financial centre, is the most international legal sector in the world. It is a vital asset for the UK.

This paper discusses and identifies the key Brexit related issues which have the potential to impact on the competitiveness of the UK’s legal sector, as well as identifying possible opportunities.

The UK’s long-term economic prospects are closely linked to the ability of the legal services sector to offer a full range of enabling legal services to clients from across the world. We look forward to working with the Government on the actions outlined within this paper which will play a key role in ensuring the continued international competitiveness of the UK’s legal services sector.