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In her piece on media coverage of the Scottish government’s proposed gender-recognition reform  (1 February 2023), Gwyneth King criticises those who have pointed out that women’s organisations which signed a statement in support of the Scottish government’s policy are recipien

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I recently caught a very spirited radio discussion on the question of whether the Welsh Rugby Union should have banned its fans from singing the Tom Jones standard Delilah at matches. Welsh Women’s Aid took some credit for the decision having argued for years that the lyrics to the song could

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Douglas Milne highlights a recent case in the Court of Session which considered the application of the Environmental Impact Assessment Regulations. An important part of the process for consenting to a development which is likely to have significant effects on the environment is Environmental Impact

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In October 2021 the Scottish government published its Space Strategy setting out Scotland’s ambition to become Europe’s leading space nation, writes Jamie Watt. Committing to the delivery of a dedicated launch capability by summer 2023, and with five spaceports in development across the

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Deborah Clark, ICO upstream regulation manager, provides details of new FOI resources at the Information Commissioner's Office. We’ve been working hard, following the commitments made in our ICO25 plan, to make improvements to our freedom of information (FOI) services. We want to enhance the e

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Since I previously wrote about the damaging delay to Scottish gender recognition reform caused by Westminster vetoing Holyrood’s Gender Recognition Reform (Scotland) Bill, there have been two further disquieting developments that I feel compelled to respond to, as a lawyer working to uphold th

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The Scottish government's recent changes to the emergency rent freeze legislation have improved the position of private landlords but have also caused an imbalance in the rental market and raised questions about the government's long-term vision for the sector, writes Marcus Di Rollo. Private landlo

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Richard McMeeken considers the scope of director's discretion and how this has been dealt with by the courts. The duties incumbent on company directors are much talked about at the moment following the Supreme Court's judgment in BTI 2014 LLC v Sequana SA and others [2022] UKSC 25 clarifying the exi

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The UK government has launched a consultation on proposed changes to the way holiday entitlements are calculated for part-year workers, addressing employers’ concerns following a recent landmark ruling on the issue by the Supreme Court, writes Helen Cordon. The public consultation focuses

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The Strikes (Minimum Service Levels) Bill was introduced into the UK Parliament last week and makes provision for minimum service levels to be stipulated for health services, fire and rescue services, education services, transport services, decommissioning of nuclear installations and management of

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Ahead of a major ruling of the Supreme Court next month, Cat MacLean takes a look at the jurisprudence of online fraud. Read part one here. Following the Appeal Court decision in Philipp, Sekers settled in due course for a substantial six-figure sum. Meantime, though, Barclays were given leave to ap

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