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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

Crown Estate Changes – The Impact On Scotland’s Ports And Harbours

The Scottish Government has issued “A Consultation on the Long Term Management of the Crown Estate in Scotland". In April 2017 Scottish Crown estates assets will be transferred to a new interim body. So what will this mean for our ports and harbours?

Politically there has been demand for the transfer of the management of Scottish Crown Estate assets for the last decade or so, culminating in a Smith Commission recommendation in 2014 to devolve the responsibility for management of these assets, and relative revenue, to the Scottish Parliament.

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ISO 37001 – How You Should Prepare for Certification – Operational Controls and Due Diligence

In our last update we looked at the requirements for leadership and top level commitment in ISO37001, the new international standard for anti-bribery management systems.

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10 Things You Need To Know About The Trade Union Act 2016

Hailed as the greatest shake-up of the law of industrial action in a generation, The Trade Union Act 2016 hit the statute books last year and looks set to come into force this Spring.  Despite the name, there is nothing good in this for the trade union movement and the legislation is designed to assist employers by reigning in what the Government has described as ‘undemocratic strike action’. 

Just looking at recent headlines of disruptive strike action in England, the political drivers for change are apparent.  The key change is that the Act will require a 50% turno

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