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  • Charles Smith Memorial Lecture to focus on trade and climateCharles Smith Memorial Lecture to focus on trade and climate
    Wed 31 January 2018 18:00 – 19:30 GMT Screening Room (G.04) 50 George Square Edinburgh EH8 9JU World trade law was created before climate concerns became a matter of major political significance. Acknowledging global external costs associated with the production of
  • Majority of UK and US firms ‘vulnerable to cyberattacks’Majority of UK and US firms ‘vulnerable to cyberattacks’
    A majority of major UK and US law firms are vulnerable to cyberattacks, according to a recent survey by cybersecurity experts. Researchers who surveyed 50 of the biggest firms across the two countries found most firms store data and document servers on premises, making
  • Blog: Construction Act reform – potential impact on the industryBlog: Construction Act reform – potential impact on the industry
    Rebecca Barrass looks at the details of a UK government consultation reviewing changes to construction legislation. The government is currently consulting on a proposed package of reforms to the construction provisions contained in Part 2 of the Housing Grants,
  • ETN Seminar: Recovery of Tax, Limitation and ChangeETN Seminar: Recovery of Tax, Limitation and Change
    The Edinburgh Tax Network, in conjunction with Terra Firma Chambers, will present a seminar entitled “Recovery of Tax, Limitation and Change” on Thursday 1st February 2018 at the Mackenzie Building, Old Assembly Close, Edinburgh. At this event, Terra Firma’s
  • Lords Liaison Committee launches review of committeesLords Liaison Committee launches review of committees
    The House of Lords Liaison Committee has launched a review of House of Lords investigative and scrutiny committees. This will be a full and wide-ranging review of the structure of investigative committees, the first in the House of Lords for 25 years. Such committees
  • Woman to bring civil case against man acquitted of raping herWoman to bring civil case against man acquitted of raping her
    A woman is suing a man acquitted of her rape for £100,000 in damages, The Guardian reports. Stephen Coxen, 23, from Lancashire, who was accused of raping the former St Andrews University student in September 2013, was acquitted at the High Court of Justiciary in 2015.
  • AG Bobek: Organisms obtained by mutagenesis exempt from GMO DirectiveAG Bobek: Organisms obtained by mutagenesis exempt from GMO Directive
    Organisms obtained by mutagenesis are, in principle, exempted from the obligations in the Genetically Modified Organisms Directive, according to Advocate General Bobek. Member states are free to adopt measures regulating such organisms provided they respect overarching
  • Civil society under threat, EU fundamental rights experts warnCivil society under threat, EU fundamental rights experts warn
    Civil society is under threat in many parts of the EU, according to a new report by the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA). Given the vital role civil society plays in upholding democratic processes and in promoting human rights, decision makers need to

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