21 January 2018

BSB statement following the EU referendum result

24 June 2016

BSB Director-General, Dr Vanessa Davies said: "The eventual implications of the Brexit vote for barristers, their clients and our role as the Bar's regulator are, as yet, unclear. We will be monitoring developments keenly and will make further comment if and when necessary.

"There is no immediate impact on anyone currently practising as a barrister in England and Wales or registered with us as a European lawyer.

"Barristers seeking to practise in the EU, or EU lawyers seeking to register with the Bar of England and Wales using their home title or to be admitted as barristers in England and Wales, remain subject to existing rules and procedures.

"EU lawyers seeking to work at the Bar of England and Wales can find further information on our website here  https://www.barstandardsboard.org.uk/qualifying-as-a-barrister/current-requirements/transferring-lawyers/  Lawyers from the UK who seek to practise in EU countries should, as previously, get in touch with the relevant regulatory body of the country in question."