Referendum day: top tweets for commercial lawyers

At last.

At long last: it is referendum day.

So what have legal commentators been saying? Today we have a look at some of the most useful tweets that we have come across for commercial lawyers.

Some, such as the well-known legal writer Jack of Kent, aren't convinced that much with happen; certainly from a legal point of view:

https://twitter.com/JackofKent/status/512508515513270273

https://twitter.com/JackofKent/status/512508770011086848

On the other hand, others believe that plenty of change will be afoot if the 'yes' campaign wins.

Last week, LexisNexis interviewed an eloquence of lawyers (if indeed that is the proper collective noun) and published a comprehensive 32-page PDF on how independence might affect lawyers across the UK.

Check it out here:

https://twitter.com/LexisUK_News/status/509651919493931008

So what else has the legal Twitterati been saying?

Legal journalist Joshua Rozenberg has a few views of his own.

Here are his nine legal questions if Scottish voters go for independence:

https://twitter.com/JoshuaRozenberg/status/510073893152116736

And Scottish lawyer and legal blogger, Peter has a few interesting points of his own, particularly regarding the practical aspects of independence.

(Bear in mind that, like many bloggers, he does let the odd bit of colourful language seep into his work.)

https://twitter.com/PME2014/status/511084183494868992

Scottish broadsheet, The Scotsman, reports that 'the legal fraternity will find ways of benefiting whatever the result':

https://twitter.com/TheScotsman/status/510008627294261248

A point of view shared by Kiran Stacey at the FT:

https://twitter.com/kiranstacey/status/484369530375143425

Although he warns:

https://twitter.com/kiranstacey/status/484371263239225344

Specialist law and legal recruitment company, Law Absolute, reports that one law firm has moved its money to England, fearing a 'run on banks should the vote split the nations':

https://twitter.com/LAWAbsolute/status/511506662465622016

Lawyers have been heavily involved on both sides of the debate:

Lawyers Together on the 'No' side:

https://twitter.com/LawyersTogether/status/512466101586771969

And Lawyers for Yes on the (you guessed it) 'Yes' side:

https://twitter.com/YesScotland/status/481060391053955072

And the final words:

Go to the PM:

https://twitter.com/David_Cameron/status/511602869414686720

And the FM:

https://twitter.com/AlexSalmond/status/512169436036759553

So whilst you wait for the polls to close, ballets to be counted and result to be declared, don't forget to check out our previous post on Comet (Scottish independence: what commercial lawyers need to know) for tips on what commercial lawyers should be keeping an eye out for.

And above all, good luck Scotland!

The views expressed in the tweets are not necessarily those of the proprietor.

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