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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

Breaking the silence during #BLAW2019

Baby Loss Awareness Week takes place each year on 9 to 15 October, and is marked annually by the ‘Wave of Light’ - where buildings across the UK are lit up blue and pink as a tribute to babies who died during pregnancy or soon after birth.

It is estimated that one in four confirmed pregnancies in the UK ends in miscarriage, and that one in every 225 babies will be stillborn – that equates to roughly nine babies a day. That means that many of us will know someone who has lost a baby, or have experienced such a loss ourselves.

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Notices in Commercial Leases – a welcome clarification for landlords and tenants

Over 100 years after an Act came in, we finally have some clarity.

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The “New” Future for Compensation - The Scottish “Discount” Rate

In the personal injury world, it has long been agreed that it is necessary to vary compensation for future losses to reflect the fact that recipients would invest their money and receive a return on that investment. The question has always been:

What is a fair discount rate and how do we determine that?

Scotland’s answer was introduced earlier this year in the Damages (Investment Returns and Periodical Payments) (Scotland) Act 2019, which created a new mechanism for determining the discount rate in Scotland.

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