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Ideas are just the start

Ideas are just the start

Scottish Government Chews The Fat On New Food Marketing Restrictions

On 2 October 2018, the Scottish Government issued its consultation paper, Reducing Health Harms of Foods High in Fat, Sugar or Salt, seeking views on proposed restrictions it hopes will improve the nation’s public health record.

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Case update - Bakers entitled to refuse request to bake cake with message in support of gay marriage

Last week, the UK Supreme Court handed down its eagerly anticipated judgment in Lee v. Ashers Baking Company Ltd & others – a case in which the Court had to consider the competing rights of freedom of religion and speech, on the one hand, and the right not to suffer discrimination on the grounds of sexual orientation or political belief, on the other.

The Court held that a bakery did not discriminate against a gay man when it refused to bake a cake for him with a message in support of gay marriage.

The owners of the bakery were devout Christians.

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With great power comes great responsibility: assessing the product liability risks of electric vehicles

The previously slow meander towards electrification of the automotive industry has appeared to accelerate greatly in the last year, with recent news stories suggesting that electric and hybrid vehicles (known collectively as Ultra Low Emissions Vehicles, or ULEVs) will gain a far greater share of the automotive market in the coming years.

Last summer, the governments of Europe appeared to be falling over one another to make promises to ban the sale of new petrol and diesel cars, with the Scottish and Westminster governments undertaking to do so by 2032 and 2040 respectively.

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