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Law Society resigns from CBI

22 April 2014 | tagged News release

The Law Society of Scotland has today resigned its membership of the CBI. This follows the CBI's decision to register with the Electoral Commission as a campaign organisation in the referendum on Scottish independence.

Lorna Jack, Chief Executive of the Law Society, said:

"Over the last three years, the Law Society has been an active but firmly non-partisan participant in the debate on Scotland's future. We've asked difficult questions and raised issues that need addressed by both sides of the referendum campaign in order to better inform our members and the wider public.

"We do not believe we could credibly retain our impartiality whilst being a member of and actively contributing to another organisation which is formally registered with the Electoral Commission to campaign for a no vote. That is why we have resigned from the CBI today."

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FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Journalists can contact Louise Docherty on 0131 476 8204 or Kevin Lang on 0131 476 8167. For the out of hours service please call 0131 226 7411.

Email: louisedocherty@lawscot.org.uk/ kevinlang@lawscot.org.uk

22 April 2014

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