We use cookies to make your experience of our website better. Some of these are set by third party Google Analytics to help us analyse website traffic. To comply with privacy regulations, we require your consent to set these cookies. If you continue to use the site without selecting an option we will assume you are happy for us to use cookies.

Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

Procurement Reform: No More Concessions For Services Concessions

2016 is set to bring a raft of procurement reform to Scotland. By 18 April this year, we will see the implementation of the three procurement Directives which came into force in April 2014: the Public Sector Directive; the Utilities Directive and the Concession Directive.

In December 2015, the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015 were published. This month, the spotlight is shining on concession contracts – with the publication of regulations which extend and clarify the rules on the award of concessions – particularly services concessions.

Read more

LChalmers

Email Surveillance In The Workplace: Don’t Believe The Hype

Mel Sangster

Many of us find the idea of our employer reading through our personal messages a little discomforting.  The freedom to send the odd message from work to a friend or loved one, with the expectation that its contents remain private, is widely considered a vital one in an age where the ability to share a joke, article link or sweet nothing is almost perpetually at our fingertips.   Yet, as technology provides us with the opportunity to blur the boundary between our professional and private lives, many also worry about the right to privacy being eroded as a result.

Read more

LChalmers

Ten Things You Ought To Know About The Modern Slavery Act 2015

Adam McCabe

A legal “duty of transparency” under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (MSA 2015) came into force in October 2015, with the teeth of the duty set to start biting for organisations with financial years ending 31 March 2016 and onwards. A recent survey of 500 purchasing and supply chain professionals carried out by the Chartered Institute of Procurement & Supply indicates that 20% of qualifying UK procurement professionals are unaware of their obligations under MSA 2015, and only 60% have read the relevant Home Office guidance. The time to start acting is now.

Read more

LChalmers