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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

New Third Party Rights Act in Scotland Coming Soon!

The Scottish Parliament has announced that The Contracts (Third Party Rights) (Scotland) Act 2017 will come into full force on 26 February 2018 reforming Scottish contract law and replacing the common law doctrine on third party rights known as jus quaesitum tertio (“JQT”).  JQT was largely criticised as being uncertain and inflexible and was therefore rarely used or relied upon in Scotland.

For the construction sector, the Act introduces for the first time a clear option of granting enforceable rights to third parties without the need for collateral warranties.

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Something Old, Something New

Many leading brands have been created overnight through smart advertising, association with quality products and celebrity endorsements. If you spend enough money on it, consumers will often be convinced that the brand and product are ones with which they wish to be associated.

However, it is often the way in which the product is produced that drives demand with customers willing to pay a premium for a product made with traditional methods and values.

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HSE v Chevron – Approach to Enforcement Notice Appeals Finally Clarified

An important decision on how health and safety enforcement notice appeals should be treated by the courts has been handed down by the UK Supreme Court this morning.

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