While the decision to leave the EU in 2016 may now seem like it was in the distant past, its repercussions continue to shape the future of the English legal profession. For arbitration, the disruption has created new opportunities and unforeseen obstacles. Jurisdictional clauses that once seemed adequate now appear lacking. The uncertainty surrounding English litigation may be to the benefit of arbitrators. However, to take full advantage of the sector’s potential for growth, new barriers to English practitioners operating abroad must be overcome.
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