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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

Scotland’s Snow: Falling On The Ground

One thing we know about in Scotland is cold and tough weather.  It is one of our national characteristics, whether we like it or not.

Yesterday’s judgment from the Supreme Court in Kennedy v Cordia (Services) LLP takes the relevance of our weather to a new level: can an employer be liable for failure to protect employees in the snow and ice?

The pursuer, Tracey Kennedy, was employed by Cordia as a home carer.  Just before Christmas  2010, she was walking to a client’s house down a snow covered path. She slipped and fell, injuring her wrist.

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The Private Housing (Tenancies) Bill: The Students Will Be Getting Out Of Bed After All

Peter Chambers

 

Along with many in this sector, we called for a change to the treatment of student accommodation. The good news is that the Bill is to be amended and PBSA will be exempt from the new rules in the same way as accommodation provided by academic institutions.

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LChalmers

Safe Harbor 2.0 – Transferring Personal Information to the US

Joanne Snedden

Last week, the European Commission and their US counterparts reached political agreement on Safe Harbor 2.0, or to give it its official name – the EU-US Privacy Shield.

The agreement follows the European Court of Justice ruling last October that Safe Harbor 1.0, which allowed EU organisations to transfer data to certain certified US companies, was invalid.

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