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Ideas are just the start

Ideas are just the start

SCIOs - Frequently Asked Questions

It’s now been over two years since Burness Paull incorporated South Seeds – a community gardening project which became the first Scottish Charitable Incorporated Organisation (“SCIO”).  Since then, we have incorporated many more – including both organisations applying for charitable status from scratch, and existing charities which have chosen to take advantage of the benefits of the SCIO model and convert to the new legal form.  We thought it would be a good time to look back over our experiences to date, and to answer some of the questions and concerns which crop up most frequen

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The Changing Landscape Of The Employment Tribunal

It was announced today that the much-debated Employment Tribunal (ET) fees system will be implemented on 29 July 2013 (subject to the necessary Parliamentary approvals). This change, which is one of a number of reforms to the ET system, has generated polarised views.

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The dangers of sharing what a little birdie told you: Bercow liable of defamation

The ruling on a tweet by Commons Speaker's wife Sally Bercow about Tory peer Lord McAlpine caught my eye on Friday.

Bercow’s tweet appeared in November last year, two days after a Newsnight report.  Newsnight did not name Lord McAlpine, but the programme prompted a guessing game on Twitter which resulted in him being falsely accused of child sexual abuse at Bryn Estyn children's home in the 1970s/80s.

The tweet under review was "Why is Lord McAlpine trending?

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