Britain's £225bn professional services industry has been ignored by the Government and is under "catastrophic" threat of losing business to the EU post-Brexit, a parliamentary committee has warned.

The professional services sector is the UK's leading services export, contributing around three times more than cars — Britain's leading goods export.

Meanwhile, the EU is the largest market for UK professional services, making up 37 per cent of UK exports from the sector. The House of Lords committee, chaired by Baroness Donaghy, accused the Government of ignoring and overlooking the sector in trade negotiations with the EU.

Russell-Cooke Senior Partner John Gould, who has dealt with the mutual recognition of professional qualifications for many years, comments that the Government's neglect of the sector shows that it "doesn't seem to know what it wants."

UK’s £225bn professional services industry risks 'catastrophic' hit from Brexit is available to read on the City AM website. John's comments were also featured in articles by the Law Society Gazette and Legal Week which are available to read online (subscription needed for Legal Week).

John's area of particular expertise is regulation and public law. He specialises in the analysis and solution of complex regulatory problems, advising regulators, government departments, law enforcement agencies, charities and statutory and professional bodies.