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Divorce through the years

United Kingdom - September 16 2021 Separating is never easy, regardless of what age and stage a person is at. There is no right or wrong age to get married and there's no right or wrong…

New FRC audit standards: Auditors' responsibilities for identifying fraud

United Kingdom - June 17 2021 Fraud in this context is typically found in mis-statements in company accounts. Although mistakes can and do happen, mis-statements in a company's…

Buy Now Pay Later: time to come off the fence and change the regulatory perimeter

United Kingdom - February 19 2021 What do your gym membership and your new lockdown winter coat have in common? One will be getting considerably more use than the other currently, but…

Commission publishes draft UK adequacy decision

European Union, United Kingdom - February 19 2021 The European Commission has published its long awaited draft adequacy decision in respect of the United Kingdom. This is the first step in the…

Is it legal to record video meetings?

United Kingdom - August 19 2020 With many employees still working from home, it may be necessary to carry out disciplinaries, grievances, performance and absence meetings…

Listed buildings, their setting and curtilage structures; appearances can be deceptive

United Kingdom - July 3 2020 Listed buildings are offered special protection for national, historic and architectural reasons. This can make any development which might affect…

Notices by email - can contractual notices be issued online?

United Kingdom - June 25 2020 At the start of this year, if you wanted to issue a notice under a contract, you'd probably send a paper document. This would be despatched by…

Schooling in the era of Covid-19 - prosecution of parents?

United Kingdom - June 19 2020 The return of children to schools in the context of the public-health emergency has proved to be a complex issue for governments north and south of…

Stuart Campbell v Kezia Dugdale and the defence of fair comment for defamation in Scotland

United Kingdom - June 16 2020 The recent case of Stuart Campbell v Kezia Dugdale [2020] CSIH 27 has clarified the defence of “fair comment” in defamation actions in Scotland. The…

Advocacy by Brodies at the Movies - The Realities of a Scottish Courtroom

United Kingdom - June 12 2020 The Scottish court system has responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by conducting hearings remotely through telephone or video conferences. My…