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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

Head Over Heels

Kerry Norval

Last week the media was awash with reports that a woman, who had turned up for her first day working as a receptionist at PWC’s office in London, had been sent home for failing to wear the correct shoes at work. The individual – who had been recruited by staffing agency Portico – had not adhered to Portico’s dress code, which allegedly required women to wear shoes with heels of between 2 and 4 inches and wear at least five different types of make-up, amongst other requirements.

The story sparked a debate among me and my female colleagues as we boarded a plane to London.

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Burness admin

Brexit: Spaghetti Junction for disputes?

Some might complain about the standardisation of bananas.  Others dealing with cross-border disputes might see EU legislation in this area as providing welcome conformity and certainty. 

So, what would happen on a Brexit vote?

This is largely dependant on how dramatic a break the UK government decides to make.  Will it seek to preserve the status quo in areas like this, or go down the Norway route, the Swiss route, the WTO route, or something else?  Each scenario presents differences in how and where disputes

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LChalmers

EU Procurement - Abnormally Low Tenders

Graeme Palmer

On 18 April 2016 the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015 came into force.  As part of our Construction Matters series, we are looking at the implications of the new regulations for contractors/ suppliers working with the public sector.  This week we are looking at the issue of abnormally low tenders.

What’s the issue?

If a contracting authority receives a tender which is abnormally low, it can, ultimately, reject that tender.

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LChalmers