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COVID-19: Scotland assists developers by extending the duration of planning permission

The Scottish Parliament has passed the Coronavirus (Scotland) Act 2020, which will help developers address difficulties within the planning system
03 April 2020

The Supreme Court has given its judgment in two cases clarifying vicarious liability

The Supreme Court has overruled the decisions of the Court of Appeal and found that the organisations were not vicariously liable for the actions of a rogue individual
03 April 2020

Employment law updates: important changes for employers

Employment updates covering legislation changes, new regulations and legal cases. Important updates for employers, HR professionals and in-house lawyers
03 April 2020

COVID-19: How pension scheme trustees can maintain business as usual during testing times

To maintain business as usual, trustees must implement contingency plans, monitor official guidance and consider governance, administration, and communications
03 April 2020

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Managing environmental compliance in the time of COVID-19

As the country deals with COVID-19 we consider the impact on environmental compliance and discuss the importance of establishing an appropriate action plan
03 April 2020

COVID-19: Competition law considerations for businesses

We take a look at some of the key competition law risks and protections for businesses during this rapidly-evolving and unprecedented time. 
02 April 2020

Judgment handed down in landmark Morrisons data breach appeal

The Supreme Court has allowed Morrisons’ appeal, finding that the supermarket was not vicariously liable for data breaches caused by a disgruntled employee
02 April 2020

COVID-19: Courts and Tribunals operating remotely during outbreak

Courts and Tribunals have put in place arrangements to use technology to continue as many hearings as possible remotely and continue access to justice
02 April 2020

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COVID-19: closing finance transactions in the days of social distancing

In this guidance note, we examine the extent to which, under both Scots and English law, companies and their funders are able to operate and enter into contracts remotely
01 April 2020

COVID-19: Managing holiday and extension of carry-over provisions

The Working Time Regulations 1998 have been amended to allow workers to carry forward unused holiday for up to 2 years where they have been unable to take it due to the COVID-19 pandemic
01 April 2020

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COVID-19 and breaking commercial contracts

In this article we provide a summary of the various ways a commercial contract may be broken or suspended within the context of a pandemic
01 April 2020

Coronavirus Bill - Increasing the health and social care workforce in England and Wales

This update focuses on the proposed extraordinary powers for the Government to increase the available health and social care workforce in England and Wales
01 April 2020
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