Public Law

You will have seen from today’s frenzy of blog activity that the ‘pre-anniversary’ of the independence referendum has not been lost on us. The day was also marked by a debate in the Scottish Parliament. Coverage of the debate is available here.

Both sides largely rehearsed arguments that have been aired before, touching on some of the issues we have blogged about in the past such as energy, the economy, the EU and economic regulation.

However, while the First Minister encouraged Scots to “grab with both hands” the opportunity to decide their country’s constitutional future, the debate came no closer to providing detailed proposals on the issues. We may therefore have to wait for the publication of the much-talked-about White Paper for real substantive progress.


Gemma McKinlay

Associate at Brodies LLP
Gemma is a senior solicitor in Brodies market-leading Public Law & Regulatory team in. She advises on a range of public law and commercial issues.  Her specific areas of practice expertise include powers and duties of local and central government, statutory interpretation, equality and human rights, data protection and freedom of information laws.
Gemma McKinlay