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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

Can You Keep A (Trade) Secret?

Whether it’s a surprise birthday present, an unexpected trip away or a broken vase in the living room, we all have secrets and we know how to keep them (however hard it may be!).  However, can the same be said for trade secrets?  From rumours of the KFC recipe being transported in armoured high-security cars, to the IRN-BRU recipe custodians never travelling on the same plane, it’s clear that trade secrets are no ordinary secrets.  Businesses around the world are prepared to go to extreme lengths to ensure theirs remain protected.

But short of these

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Is Edinburgh full, or just the cheap rooms …?

It is a brave council that attempts to manage a particular section of the economy – especially one that brings in tourist revenue and provides vital jobs.  However, that is exactly what Edinburgh City Council have just done in an attempt to discourage more budget operators from opening in the centre of the capital, and appealing for more luxury and five star brands to come to the city.

These moves to come despite the hotel industry already feeling that the Council is looking to strangle “the goose that lays the golden egg”, with a renewed pledge at the end of last year to look

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I Love Charity: Restoring Confidence in the Third Sector

Today I was due to be attending a charity law conference in Edinburgh, but the Beast from the East has put paid to that!  Thankfully, there wasn’t a hint of snow last week to prevent our Third Sector Team from attending The Gathering, with partner David Goodbrand leading a presentation on the GDPR.

The Gathering (hosted by SCVO) is a fantastic opportunity for us to meet people, familiar or new, from across the third sector. We enjoy the opportunity to share ideas around new ways of working, and to see the key themes and messages emerging across the sector.

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