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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

Withdrawal Bill vs Continuity Bill

Repatriating the EU rules governing 153 separate policy areas (which include many devolved areas such as farming, fishing, health and the environment) was always going to cause friction between Westminster and the devolved governments in the UK.  So not surprisingly no agreement has been reached on the division of returning powers between Westminster and Holyrood.

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"How Are You?" Make It More Than Just A Greeting

John Binns MBE

"How are you?" The first words off nearly all of our lips as we meet a colleague round the water cooler, in the lift or as we wait for stragglers to arrive and the meeting to start.

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LChalmers

Lead Consultants - Liable For What?

The limits of a lead consultant’s liability for a project were highlighted in a new Scottish appeal court decision when they were not held to be responsible for whole design of the development. 

A development of 64 social homes in Midlothian became uninhabitable as a result of ingress of carbon dioxide from disused mine workings.  The Council sued, for £12 million:

  • the Architect appointed by the Council as lead consultant under a Framework Agreement; 
  • the Ground Investigation Contractor appointed by the Council to carry out ground investigati

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