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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

3 Rs in Information Law - Regulation, Risk and... Records Management

Ross McKenzie | Senior Solicitor

On Friday (4 October 2013) Helena Brown and I went to a conference at the University of Dundee all about information rights.

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The Material Cost of “Material Breach”

Diane Turner | Director

It is now a full year since the introduction of the HSE Fees for Intervention Regime.   Since 1 October 2012, where an HSE Inspector deems that a company is in “material breach” of health and safety law they will issue a fee for the time that they spend investigating and advising the company until the breach is remedied.  The fee is due whether or not formal enforcement action is taken and is in addition to any fine imposed following a conviction for the breach.

The fee regime applies to all HSE investigations other than those which relate to offshore installations, g

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Direct Awards: Scottish Court Of Session Looks At The ‘Nitty Gritty’ Of Timescales For Bringing A Procurement Challenge

Inez Manson

In a previous blog, we discussed the strict approach the UK courts are taking when enforcing the time limits for bringing a legal challenge against a procurement decision.  In many cases, the contracting authority will have published a contract notice, conducted a procurement process and written to unsuccessful bidders explaining why their tender was not chosen.  Even when all of those steps are followed, there can be some debate around whe

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