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When the hurlyburly’s done – nationalism, devolution and another turbulent period for Scots law firms

Devolution, nationalism and the dramatic shake-up in its political landscape – it’s been another turbulent period for Scots law firms.

In the early hours of 8 May, Alex Salmond, the former leader of the Scottish National Party (SNP), delivered his victory speech after being returned to Westminster as MP for the constituency of Gordon, Aberdeenshire, ousting the Liberal Democrats from the seat.

‘There’s going to be a lion roaring tonight, a Scottish lion, and it’s going to roar with a voice that no government of whatever political complexion is going to be able to ignore,’ he declared.