Anne Bodley and Catherine Brims argue that finalising a UK-Australia trade deal could benefit both countries’ legal sectors.

As the UK seeks to build relationships with countries outside the European Union following Brexit on December 2020, representative bodies, legal regulators and professionals have been discussing how legal services will be reflected in new UK trade agreements. Trade negotiations between the UK and Australia began on Wednesday 17 June 2020 and legal services were a key aspect of these discussions.

In July 2020, Stephen Denyer, the Law Society of England & Wales’ head of strategic relationships, and Catherine Brims, the Law Society’s international policy adviser for North Asia and the Pacific, participated in an Anglo-Australasian Lawyers’ Society (AALS) (UK Chapter) panel discussion on ...

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