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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

New Scottish Procurement Regulations – Exclusion For Contractor’s Poor Past Performance

Graeme Palmer, Director

On 18 April 2016 the Public Contracts (Scotland) Regulations 2015 came into force.  As well as introducing a new procedure - the innovation partnership procedure - the Regulations make key changes to existing procedures. One such change is the potential for contractors to be excluded from a procurement process due to poor past performance under a previous contract.

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Who Owns What Is A Very Good Question

Gary Gray

Recent events surrounding the personal finances of prominent UK politicians, and more so their investments in offshore structures, have resulted in a somewhat increased expectation of transparency of “who owns what” in the UK.

Whilst publicly available filings for UK registered companies and limited liability partnerships (LLPs) will, in the main, contain details of the owners of these organisations, in situations where these form part of wider, international structures, it can be difficult to identify ultimate beneficial owners and, in certain cases, who controls them.

This

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Government Call For Evidence: Is This The Beginning Of The End For The “Non-Compete” Clause?

Leigh McDonald

The Department of Business Innovation and Skills has announced a call for evidence regarding “non-compete clauses” in employment contracts, in response to a feeling within the Government that the clauses may be stifling British entrepreneurship.

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