The referendum on Scottish independence took place on Thursday 18 September 2014, with Scotland voting to stay within the United Kingdom. The debate on Scotland’s Constitutional Future has now turned to giving the Scottish Parliament greater powers over tax and other matters, with Lord Smith of Kelvin’s Commission publishing its further devolution proposals on 27 November 2014.

The constitutional experts in our Public Law & Regulatory team followed the referendum debate closely from its beginnings in early 2012 to its conclusion, examining the key legal and constitutional issues and advising a wide variety of clients on the potential implications of a vote one way or the other. They are now advising clients on the post-referendum constitutional position, and on the coming changes announced by the Smith Commission.

In this section, you will find extensive information on the key issues relevant to the ongoing debate on Scotland’s Constitutional Future.

Want to speak to an expert? If you have any legal queries on Scotland's Constitutional Future please contact  Charles Livingstone  or Christine O’Neill from our Public Law team.