July 2016

The Society’s committees have been working on a number of Scottish Parliament and UK Parliament Bills and consultations including immigration and asylum tribunal fees, the minimum age of criminal responsibility and the proposed secondary market for pension annuities.

Key areas are highlighted below. For more information see the law reform section of the website

European Union referendum

The vote to leave the EU marks the start of monumental change for the UK and our relationship with the rest of Europe. We will closely monitor the UK Government's negotiations with the EU as they develop during this transitional period through to the implementation of the final agreement. We will ensure that our members’ interests are represented to law and policy makers during this process and we will be assessing what the outcome of the negotiations will mean for our members: for your business, for practice rights, for the domestic legislative process and for our future interaction with the EU.

We have added a Q&A page to the EU referendum section on our website alongside the discussion paper we issued before the referendum, which considers the position of solicitors who are currently working in other EU jurisdictions as well as how particular areas of UK and Scots law stand to be affected by a UK exit from the EU.

You can find this information on the international section of the website