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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

Upcoming Changes To UK Immigration Rules

Joanne Hennessy

A Statement of Changes in Immigration Rules has been laid before Parliament. The Statement outlines a number of changes to the UK’s Immigration Rules, which are said to be designed to make the UK more attractive as a destination for international businesses and international students.

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LChalmers

Boom Time for Scottish Food and Drink

Scottish Food & Drink Fortnight has seen a feast of positive news.

By way of an amuse-bouche on the eve of the Fortnight’s opening, the Bank of Scotland revealed a prediction of 5,600 new jobs for the Scottish food and drink sector over the next five years in its report entitled “An Appetite for Growth”.

Then, fresh from his keynote address at The Scotsman’s second annual food and drink conference, Cabinet Secretary for Rural Affairs and the Environment, Richard Lochhead, announced that with record turnover of more than £13 billion in 2011, the sector had broken

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Burness admin

Safety And Security Of Workers Abroad - Out Of Sight, Not Out Of Mind

In the published Investigation Report conducted by Statoil into the horrific terrorist attack that occurred on In Amenas on 16 January this year it is clearly stated that companies like Statoil now face serious security threats.  One of the main conclusions of the Statoil investigation stated:

“Neither Statoil nor the joint venture could have prevented the attack, but there is reason to question the extent of their reliance on Algerian military protection.  Neither of them conceived of a scenario where a large force of armed attackers reached the facility.”

As we s

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Burness admin