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The U.K. is set to leave the E.U. in March, and the consequences to the legal community here and abroad are expected to be profound. Some law firms are holding out hope for a second vote as negotiations between the U.K. and the E.U. over sovereignty, work and trade, citizenship, civil rights and more are proving unsatisfactory for many. In this Instant Insights, we look at how lawyers are preparing for the upheaval.

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Partners from firms including Linklaters, Slaughter and May and Travers Smith are among more than 1,500 lawyers to have signed an open letter sent to Prime Minister Theresa May calling for a “People’s Vote” on the outcome of the Brexit negotiations.

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Rose Walker

Rose is News Editor at Legal Week and Law.com International. [email protected]

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