Welcome to the new Lawyers Against Brexit site.
Who are we?
We are a group of lawyers, legal professionals and law students who think that Brexit will be hugely damaging to the UK. In particular, we believe that the EU provides important legal rights which will be lost after Brexit. We want to provide information to lawyers and non-lawyers about the European Union and the threats posed by Brexit, through a legal lens.
What do we want?
An exit from Brexit. We don’t support any particular means of stopping Brexit and stand in solidarity with the various efforts of other groups to challenge, question or reverse Brexit. As lawyers we want to offer our knowledge and skills to fight Brexit in every way possible.
Why should anyone care what lawyers think?
We work with EU law every day. From public law or commercial barristers to employment solicitors, European students studying in London or in-house lawyers for international companies, we have had to wrap our heads around the legal rights and protections offered by the EU.
We know how much of the coverage of the EU is nonsense and how many valuable contributions from EU law go unnoticed (remember credit card charges, anyone?). We’ve read those convoluted EU Regulations but also applied them in court to help our clients. Many of us have seen the government fight against its EU law obligations and we know these protections, once lost, will be gone forever.
If you would like to get involved, please join us here.