• The rule of law lies at the heart of being a solicitor by Simon Davis

  • Upcoming priorities of the new President of the Law Society of Scotland

  • European Elections - Comment from Sir Jonathan Faull

  • The CETA Opinion of the CJEU: Right of Access to an Independent Tribunal by Emily Hay

  • Brexit: where to next for the UK & EU?

  • 'What to expect from the 2019 European Parliament elections' by Nicholas Whyte

  • 'The Commons rejects the Brexit deal: analysis' by Jack Simson Caird & Ellis Paterson

  • 'CJEU confirms unilateral revocation of Article 50 is possible' by Alyn Smith MEP

  • Fork in the road: Brexit and the choice facing Britain in March 2019

  • 'The Next Mandate – An EU in flux' by Wes Himes

David Sassoli elected President of the European Parliament

David Sassoli was elected as the new President of the European Parliament on 3 July 2019 with 345 out of 667 valid votes in the second round. Sassoli will now lead Parliament until January 2020.

Unified approach to cross border AML supervision

The Law Society of Scotland and the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) are working together to make sure there is a united approach to anti-money laundering (AML) supervision across Scotland, England and Wales.

Law Society of Scotland responds to Government’s Online Harms White Paper

The Consumer, Mental Health and Disability and Privacy Law sub-committees and the Criminal Law Committee of the Law Society of Scotland responded to the UK Government’s Online Harms White Paper which sets out the government’s plans for “a world-leading package of measures to keep UK users safe online”.

2020 EU budget: Council agrees its position

On 10 July 2019 the EU ambassadors agreed the Council’s position on the 2020 EU draft budget. The Council’s position for next year’s budget amounts to €153.1 billion in payments and €166.8 billion in commitments.

EU Court of Justice: three judges appointed

On 10 July 2019 governmental representatives of the Member States appointed three judges to the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU). The CJEU consists of two courts, the Court of Justice and the General Court.

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