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Scotland's Constitutional Future - Law Society of Scotland Conference

07 April 2014 | tagged News release

With Scotland's historic referendum on independence a mere five months away, the debate on Scotland's future is reaching a critical point. On Thursday 10 April, the Law Society of Scotland will host a conference on Scotland's constitutional future, which will focus on the big issues at stake in the independence vote and ensure the voices of Scotland's 10,000 solicitors are heard.

The event will feature key note contributions from Deputy First Minister of Scotland Nicola Sturgeon MSP, who will set out her argument for why solicitors should say yes to an independent Scotland, and Secretary of State for Scotland, Alistair Carmichael MP, who will argue that Scottish solicitors are better together in the UK. Professor John Curtice will also offer expert analysis on the state of the race and what the polls tell us about the views of those who will decide Scotland's future.

The conference will also explore key topics, such as currency and economics, Scotland's membership of international organisations, political and parliamentary reform and consider what change could mean for the legal profession itself.

Journalists wishing to attend are required to register with the Law Society of Scotland Director of Communications, Marketing and Public Affairs Kevin Lang on 0131 476 8167 or before 5pm on Wednesday 9 April.


Notes to editors The conference will take place at Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh on the 10 April 2014.  

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION: Journalists can contact Louise Docherty on 0131 476 8204 or Kevin Lang. 

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07 April 2014

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