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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

A Shock Home Defeat For The Tartan Army - Would An Away Fixture Be More Favourable?

A recent decision from Lord Glennie sitting in the Intellectual Property Court of the Court of Session seems to suggest a different approach to establishing director liability for trade mark infringement than in the rest of the UK.  If so, that would present real difficulties in getting to the true perpetrators of IP infringement, if hiding behind the corporate veil.

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Empty Property Rates – Salt In The Wounds

It was felt by many that the Scottish budget, announced on 16 December by John Swinney, was broadly neutral and, depending on your view, a missed opportunity or welcome refrain by not increasing the Scottish rate of income tax (SRIT).   

The announcement of a 3% supplement to LBTT rates for certain properties, including second homes and buy-to-let investments, did hit the headlines.  That was said to be to keep Scotland in line with England – although LBTT rates differ from SDLT rates down south.   

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Procurement Law: First Ineffectiveness Order Made In Scotland

The first ineffectiveness order in Scotland was made by Lord Tyre on 1 December 2015 in the case of Lightways (Contractors) Limited v Inverclyde Council.

Key facts

In 2013, the Council carried out a mini-competition to award a call-off contract under a Crown Commercial Services framework agreement for street lighting services. That contract was awarded to Amey Public Services LLP. In 2015, the Council carried out a second mini-competition for further work under the same framework. The LLP was also awarded that second contract.

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