Lawyers will be able to work in Australia without being subject to to Australia’s changing skilled occupation list

A historic free trade agreement (FTA) reached yesterday (16 December) between the UK and Australian governments is expected to unlock £10.4bn of additional trade and create work and travel opportunities for residents of each country. For the first time, lawyers and other professionals will have access to Australian work visas without being subject to Australia’s changing skilled occupation list.

Agreed in principle by Boris Johnson and the Australian prime minister, Scott Morrison, in London in June, the trade deal is the UK’s first “from scratch” since leaving the EU. The final deal was signed in a virtual ceremony by International Trade Secretary, Anne-Marie Trevelyan, and will be laid in parlia...

Suzanne Townley
News Editor
Solicitors Journal

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