Foreign lawyers

Last chance for UK Barristers, Solicitors and Advocates to join the “Tableau” and become an “advocaat”

UK Barristers, Solicitors and Advocates who are registered for at least three years on our EU-list (or the EU-list of another Belgian Bar) can apply up to 31 December 2020 for registration on the tableau and to become a Belgian “advocaat”.

The conditions imposed by Article 10 of the Establishment Directive (art. 477nonies Ger. W.) have to be fulfilled and the application has to be filed no later than 31 December 2020.

The Withdrawal Agreement between the EU and the UK allows to consider these applications under the current rules after 31 December 2020.

Those who obtain the title “advocaat” can continue to practise as “advocaat” after 1 January 2020. They will still have the right of audience in Belgium and, as a consequence, for the European Court of Justice.

Applications can be sent to They should provide evidence of an effective and regular practice in Belgian and/or European law in Belgium for at least three years.


Dutch Brussels Bar
Palace of Justice
1000 Brussels

Tel. 02/508 67 62
Fax 02/514 22 66

KBO nr: 248012469

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