No concerns raised by EU-UK TCA, says Faculty
To date no issues have been encountered by advocates in relation to the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA), the Faculty of Advocates has said.
The Faculty was responding to the EU-UK Trade and Cooperation Agreement (TCA) Questionnaire, which sought input on issues arising from the agreement pertaining to the practice of law. Putting its responses in context, the Faculty pointed out that while the route to qualification for some advocates started from an international background, most members of Faculty were from a Scots law background.
As such, the Faculty was not aware of any issues raised by lawyers from another EU Member State wishing to practise at the Scottish bar.
Asked whether there were any aspects of the TCA that were problematic as far as interpretation was concerned, the Faculty considered only those parts of the agreement that touched upon legal practice as regards advocates. At this stage, no concrete issues had been brought to the attention of Faculty.
It had not received any feedback from any members regarding attempting to practise in an EU member state, nor been made aware of any issues raised by lawyers from another EU member state wishing to practise at the Scottish bar. None of the Faculty’s members had yet to report problems regarding the implementation of national rules in EU member states, said the Faculty.