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.


Discussion Paper

Referendum on EU Membership - Discussion Paper

Discussion Paper 3  

Referendum on EU Membership - Facts and Figures


Consultation responses