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Scottish ‘Yes’ vote could increase legal fees

11th April 2014

Scottish ‘Yes’ vote could increase legal feesIn the latest announcement to come out of the discussion on Scottish Independence, Scottish lawyers have said that they anticipate a fee ‘bonanza’ in the country should a ‘yes’ vote come out the victor. The announcement comes as Scottish lawyers convened at a public debate held at a Law Society of Scotland conference on the nation’s constitutional future. 

September’s referendum has also sparked discussion across numerous other areas of Scottish legal work set to impact all manner of legal jobs, including that of temporary company secretary jobs right up to judicial. The debate also talked about the impact of the vote on job losses in the government legal sector in England, which could impact the some 490,000 employed in over 230 UK central government organisations, according to this article.

In addition to these factors, Scottish lawyers who are against a ‘yes’ vote are concerned over the sheer level of legal work a move to independence could generate, whereas pro-independence supporters state they believe the move could actually attract more company headquarters.

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