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Boris Johnson asked the Queen for permission to suspend Parliament, as a no-deal outcome looms large.

A no-deal Brexit could result in a range of problems for law firms, including inter-office rifts, investigations by foreign regulators and increased costs for clients, according to leading industry figures.

The American Lawyer affiliate Legal Week spoke with leading lawyers about what the worst-case Brexit scenario could be for top law firms if the U.K. crashes out of the European Union without agreeing to terms— a prospect made more likely after Prime Minister Boris Johnson asked the Queen on Wednesday to suspend Parliament, limiting its ability to debate or prevent a hard exit.

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Meganne Tillay

Meganne joined Law.com International as a reporter in June 2019 upon completing a Master's in Journalism at Kingston University. She covers a number of domestic and international law firms, as well as real estate, capital markets and regulation. [email protected]

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Krishnan Nair

Krishnan is deputy editor at Law.com International. A qualified solicitor, he has written for a number of publications and information providers, including the Financial Times and LexisNexis, joining Law.com in May 2018. Email: [email protected]

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