• 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

EU Council adopts Whistleblower Protection Directive

The EU Council of Ministers in October adopted new rules to ensure countries in the bloc change domestic laws protect insiders who expose institutional wrong doing.

Investment Court System as envisaged in the EU Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement

The EU’s Commission presents to the Council its proposals to deliver the Investment Court System envisaged in the EU Canada Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement.

E-commerce on a world-wide basis

With the UK potentially being dependent on the World Trade Organisation (WTO) for all its trade rules going forward, solicitors need to keep abreast of WTO developments as it may be the sole avenue to freer markets, especially in the context of e-commerce.

UK and Belgian bars sign up to post-Brexit cooperation

On 1 October, the UK bars and law societies signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the Belgian bars which sets out the modalities for post-Brexit cooperation between the professional bodies from both jurisdictions.

The "Vulnerable” in the Scottish criminal justice system

The Law Society of Scotland has recently held a webinar on the vulnerable accused persoons in the Scottish criminal justice system. The webinar, as an earlier roundtable and a report were organised under on the the Netpralat Project on the vulnerable accused person in the Scottish criminal justice system.

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