Faculty featuring in Brexit events

21 Nov


Brexit and its possible implications will be scrutinised at two major events at which the Faculty and leading QCs are to play a part.

The Scottish Government has called an EU Justice Summit on Thursday (24 November) when a range of experts will be examining the potential risks of Brexit for Scotland’s justice system.

Michael Matheson, the Justice Secretary, has invited representatives from the Faculty - the Vice-Dean, Angela Grahame, QC, and Garry Borland, QC -  the  Law Society of Scotland, the police and prison service, as well as the courts and European bodies. The Lord Advocate will also attend.

Ms Grahame said: "We are delighted to have been invited to attend this event and hope we can contribute in a valuable way to the discussion."

Mr Matheson said: “The UK Brexit vote raises many uncertainties for Scotland’s unique justice system. That is why I am bringing together leaders and experts to help us understand these issues – and any steps we can take to mitigate the risks.”

Details at http://news.gov.scot/news/eu-justice-summit

Previously, the Faculty submitted initial thoughts on Brexit to MSPs, and those can be seen here

On Thursday, 8 December, from 4:30pm, JUSTICE Scotland  and the Equality and Human Rights Commission are staging a free event in Glasgow to explore “The Human Rights Implications of Brexit on EU Migration”.

The speakers will include senior Faculty members Mungo Bovey, QC, and Kenneth Campbell, QC, as well as senior lecturers from the University of Glasgow, Dr Jan Culik and Maria Fletcher.

Full details and booking instructions are at https://justice.org.uk/events/human-rights-brexit-eu-migration-scotland/