Referendum on EU Membership 2016
As a firmly non-partisan organisation, the Law Society did not advocate one view or another in the June 2016 referendum on EU membership. We recognised that there were differing views among our membership, just as across our society as a whole, but the vote to leave the EU does raise a number of legal issues and questions that are important to for us all to consider – whether as a solicitor or as a client in Scotland, the UK and across the EU.
Having sought our members' views, we issued a discussion paper on the issues raised by the referendum on EU membership.
- Read our response to the Scottish Affairs Committee Inquiry into Scotland's place in Europe
- Read our response to the European & External Relations Committee Inquiry into Scotland's Relationship with the EU
- Read our response to the Joint Committee on Human Rights' Inquiry on the human rights implications of Brexit
- Read our response to the House of Lords EU Home Affairs Sub-Committee's Inquiry on the future of EU-UK security and police co-operation