Freshfields partner leads lawyers’ efforts to keep Britain in the EU

Earlier this week, a group of 110 lawyers, barristers and legal academics gathered in Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer’s London office.

The reason was somewhat unorthodox – a meeting of legal minds that are troubled about the possibility of Brexit, or British exit from the EU.

The event, which was organised by Freshfields competition partner John Davies in conjunction with cross-party campaign group British Influence, featured presentations from the likes of former Lord Chancellor Ken Clarke QC.

About 28 of the attendees have signed up to join a new group, tentatively titled Lawyers Against Brexit, to push the legal arguments against the UK pulling out of the EU.

It’s rare that lawyers get political, but this is one such occasion.

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