• 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

Ursula von der Leyen appoints new European Commission

Today, President-elect appointed a new European Commission. The list was adopted by the Council. It now must be approved by the European Parliament.

Commission publishes roadmap on the evaluation of the EU competition rules on horizontal agreements between companies

Commission has published roadmap on the evaluation of the two Block Exemption Regulations (BERs) for horizontal co-operation agreements. It intends to gather evidence on how the BERs function in order to decide whether it should let them elapse, prolong their duration or revise them in order to take proper account ...

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”.

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