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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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Almost half of U.K. lawyers say they are unprepared to deal with the impact of Brexit, according to new research that also sheds light on the extent to which large law firms are expecting to move jobs outside of the U.K. as a result of its split from the European Union.

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Krishnan Nair

Krishnan joined Legal Week from LexisNexis in May 2018 and, after qualifiying as a solicitor, wrote for a number of publications, including the Financial Times. He covers a variety of City, international and regional law firms as well as white collar and real estate.

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