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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

Privacy Changes Must Be On The Agenda In 2016

The way organisations handle personal information will need to go through some significant changes in the coming years to accommodate the biggest change to the data protection regulatory framework since the early nineties. With today (Thursday 28 January) being Data Protection Day, it’s a good time to give some thought about what you should do to prepare.

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The Case Of The Burning Golf Trolley

Joanna Fulton

In these dark days of January, thoughts tend to drift longingly to sunnier climes, and in Olaf’s words “a drink in my hand, Prob'ly getting gorgeously tanned in summer”.  In Scotland, one particular appeal is those long summer evenings when a game of golf after hours becomes a prospect.  So a case about just such a setting grabbed my attention.  And when it also involves a claim under the Consumer Protection Act (CPA), of which they are remarkably few in Scotland, it is likely to be seized upon by product liability practitioners north – and maybe south - of the border.

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Look Out, MAC's About

The widely anticipated report following the Migration Advisory Committee’s (“MAC”) review of Tier 2 last year has now been published.  The Report follows the government’s request in June 2015 for the MAC to carry out a review of Tier 2, with the goal of reducing net-migration by limiting the routes for non-EEA nationals to the UK.  It was feared that the MAC’s recommendations would propose significant changes to Tier 2.  The release of the MAC Report on 19 January 2016 allows us to see the extent to which these fears have been realised. 

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