Legal Business

Gang aft agley – relief for Scots lawyers but indy vote is hard on mice an’ men

It was late in the day, as opinion polls narrowed alarmingly, that English lawyers took notice of Scotland’s independence vote last month and entertained the huge implications of a split in the UK’s 300-year-old union.

As several major Scottish institutions warned they would relocate operations to London, sterling buckled and one mortgage-backed securities deal went so far as to exclude Scots real estate, the implications began to sink in for business.