Clayton Legal in Lawyer Monthly
- May 2, 2017
With the snap General Election just around the corner, the legal press has been full of commentators discussing the impact this could have on the profession. Our Managing Director, Lynn Sedgwick, recently took part in Lawyer Monthly’s Your Thoughts feature which discussed this very topic.
To see the piece in full – which includes commentators from Thortons, HFW, Aaron & Partners LLP and Vista – click here. Here’s what Lynn had to say on the subject:
“The announcement that we are to face an election in just a few short weeks has come as a shock especially since Theresa May has, on several occasions, said that a General Election wouldn’t be until 2020. However, given the huge uncertainty in the air that Brexit has caused, a win for the Conservatives and a clear mandate behind May, should enable the new government to effectively focus on negotiations for a post Brexit Britain. There are so many ‘ifs, buts and maybes’ surrounding our future relationship with Europe – from trade deals to freedom of movements laws – so I am hopeful that a win for the Tories with a larger majority behind them can only be a good thing for businesses and professionals in the UK. However, a reduction in their overall majority could potentially make ongoing negotiations a rocky road.”