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With our separate legal systems, the Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) regime does not operate in Scotland, and as a result civil recovery remains the only option short of prosecution for Scottish prosecutors to resolve bribery cases. In contrast, in England and Wales, DPAs have effectively displ

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An­drew Walker, partner and head of corporate growth at Morton Fraser, discusses the role employee businesses could have in boosting the wider UK economy. The Scottish government’s Programme for Government included a goal to reach 500 employee-owned businesses (EOBs) by 2030. We currently

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Clerk of Faculty, Richard Pugh, details how the Faculty of Advocates encourages those aspiring to a career at the bar. The Faculty of Advocates recently admitted 28 new members, the second-largest ever annual intake. This follows another large intake in 2020, when 24 new advocates were admitted.

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David J Black looks at how the Golden Turd plopped onto Edinburgh's skyline. Read part one here. It is true that every judgement as to what constitutes good or bad architecture is subjective, yet searching around Edinburgh to find someone who likes the Golden Turd Hotel is a fruitless task. The Scot

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Recent council motions may be well meaning but they are at odds with licensing, writes Stephen McGowan. Every now and again a local councillor or even a full council proposes or approves a motion which relates to the operation of licensed premises. This has happened recently, on 24th June 2022, with

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Alexandra Dumble writes about the evolution of Pride in London. The first official UK Gay Pride rally took place in London on 1 July 1972. This date was chosen as it was the nearest Saturday to the three-year anniversary of the Stonewall riots of 1969. This uprising was a consequence of police haras

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In 2018, unbeknown to anyone but my wife, I applied for a non-executive role with a leading cancer charity. I was thrilled to make the shortlist. Two weeks before the interview – in a bitter twist of fate – I was myself diagnosed with stage 4 cancer. It was, I was told, incurable.

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Advocate Michael Upton discusses CTIL v Compton Beauchamp Estates Ltd; CTIL v Ashloch Ltd and On Tower UK Ltd v AP Wireless II (UK) Ltd [2022] UKSC 18. The ‘new’ Electronic Communications Code came into force at the end of 2017, replacing a predecessor dating from 1984. It is a schedule

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Tim Lennox details a fortnight in Copenhagen as part of Kennedys' exchange programme. The Kennedys Exchange programme allows our global network of colleagues to work from another Kennedys office for a period of time, with the option of participating in an 'exchange' with another person. Recently, I

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It has been well publicised that the Scottish Government is currently inviting applications from bidders to introduce the first two Green Freeports to Scotland. Applications from bidders to create Green Freeports opened on 25 March 2022 and the bidding process closes today (20 June). £52 milli

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