This online seminar will cover substantive law issues around the end of the UK's transition from the EU including future legal practice in and into EU Member States, and potential border-crossing issues for barristers.

The seminar took place online on 27 October 2020. View the agenda and speaker details and read our related EU transition FAQ documents below.

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27 October 2020, 17:00 - 18:00
Event Type

EU transition FAQs

Read the Bar Council's EU transition FAQs and visit the Brexit and the UK’s relationship with the EU page for more information:

FAQs part 1: Practice Rights

FAQs part 2: Case Management

FAQs part 3: Civil Justice cooperation

FAQs part 4: Study and career choices



Seminar details

Hugh Mercer QC, Chair of the Bar Council's Future Relationship Working Group

Legal practice in and into EU Member States post transition
  • Practice under home title in and into EU Member States
  • Practice before the CJEU and international tribunals located in the EU
  • Cross-qualification in the EU – possible scenarios


Patrick Cassidy, Ministry of Justice
Christian Wisskirchen, Head of International Policy, the Bar Council
Evanna Fruithof, Consultant Director, the Bar Council Brussels Office

Crossing an EU border: issues arising for barristers post-transition

Adrian Berry
Kyri Kyriacou, Ministry of Justice
Daniel Lee, Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy
Jess Driver, Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy


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