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Legal Profession: EU Countries

Question for Home Office

UIN HL9886, tabled on 2 November 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they have taken to ensure that independent legal professionals based in the EU can access the UK (1) visa free, and (2) without needing a UK sponsor.

Answered on

16 November 2020

From 1 January 2021, EU and non-EU citizens will be treated equally. Legal professionals visiting the UK will be able to come and undertake the wide range of activities permitted under the UK’s generous visitor rules.

Furthermore, a qualified lawyer may provide advocacy for a court or tribunal hearing, arbitration or other form of dispute resolution for legal proceedings within the UK, if they have been invited by a client as a permitted paid engagement visit.

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