The Law Society of Scotland has raised a series of concerns in advance of the European Union (Withdrawal) Bill’s second reading at Westminster on Thursday, 7 September.

The Law Society has criticised the draft legislation as being complex, difficult to interpret and lacking in clarity. It has also highlighted concerns about the potential for the erosion of human rights in the UK and the impact of withdrawal on the devolved administrations.

Graham Matthews, President of the Law Society of Scotland, said: “Leaving the EU is arguably the biggest constitutional change to affect the UK since 1945. It will affect everyone living in the UK and undoubtedly will also have an impact on people living across the EU.

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