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Ireland Suddenly Has 1,000 More Lawyers

  • Attorneys register to retain ability to handle EU cases
  • Lawyers staying in London but getting rights for other nations
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Brexit Breakthrough Hits Irish Border Snag

Lawyers are having their own Brexit.

More than a thousand U.K. lawyers have registered in Ireland since 2016 to make sure they can represent clients in European Union courts after the U.K. leaves the bloc. Figures from the Law Society of Ireland show 511 attorneys from England and Wales have registered in Ireland this year, on top of 806 who did so in 2016 -- a total of 1,317.