Scotland’s Place in Europe

20 Dec

Following publication of the Scottish Government’s paper, Scotland’s Place in Europe, James Mure, QC, Convenor of the Faculty of Advocates’ International Committee, said:

“The Faculty notes with interest today’s detailed paper from the Scottish Government outlining its proposals for Scotland’s place in Europe.  The paper calls for a fundamental review of the devolution settlement; seeks to maintain free trade and free movement within the Single Market; and looks for clarity on transitional arrangements.  As the First Minister says, much will depend on all parties finding the political will to create practical solutions for Scotland. The Faculty and its members will be following developments closely, and will continue to contribute their expertise to the important debate about Scotland’s place in the UK and in Europe.”

A Faculty event to examine “Scotland’s Brexit Options” has been scheduled for Friday, 10 March, 2017. Among those attending will be Lord Carloway, the Lord President, Eleanor Sharpston, QC, Advocate General at the Court of Justice of the European Union, and James Wolffe, QC, the Lord Advocate.

The paper: