The Law Society of Scotland provides an update on their EU-related work, including submitting evidence on the Withdrawal Agreement Bill and responding to a UK government consultation on establishing UK Geographical Indicators post-Brexit. 

The Society’s constitutional law sub-committee submitted a response to the House of Commons Procedure Committee’s call for evidence on the Withdrawal Agreement Bill, which is considering issues such as the nature and extent of the delegated powers the UK government is likely to be required to claim in the Withdrawal Agreement Bill, in the event a withdrawal agreement is reached and approved by the House of Commons. Among other observations, the Society recommended a whole of governance approach to parliamentary scrutiny, involving the devolved legislatures and administrations as well as close engagement by the government with this scrutiny process. For more information, visit the Society’s website.