THE FRENCH government has been censured by the European Court of Justice for failing to write into its national laws a European Union (EU) directive, which would make it easier for lawyers to work across the EU.

Directive 98/5/EC on the practice of the profession of lawyer on a permanent basis in a Member State other than that in which the qualification was acquired imposes duties on national governments to register foreign EU lawyers and allow them to work on their territories.

However, the French government has lagged behind ...

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