June 2016

The Society’s committees have been working on a number of Scottish Parliament and UK Parliament Bills and consultations including the Scottish Law Commission discussion paper on prescription, proposals for a British Bill of Rights and compensation for the loss of pension rights in Employment Tribunals.

Key areas are highlighted below. For more information see the law reform section of the website: www.lawscot.org.uk/law-reform

EU Referendum

As a firmly non-partisan organisation, the Law Society is not advocating one view or another ahead of the June 2016 referendum on EU membership. We recognise that there are differing views among our membership, just as across our society as a whole, but a vote to leave the EU raises 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.

To help inform the debate and having sought our members' views, we have issued a discussion paper on the issues raised by the referendum on EU membership. This is available to read on our website