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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

Learning From The Mistakes Of Others

In my first blog in this short series I discussed the pitfalls associated with the issue of groundless threats; determining ownership of copyright and negative publicity arising from issue of cease and desist letters.  Continuing the theme of learning from the past mistakes of others, this blog will consider: risk of losing unused trade marks; the implications of a loss of confidential information and the importance of not forgetting the poor cousins of IP law - moral rights.

Again, I would

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Scottish Construction Collateral Warranties: Timeless, Or On Borrowed Time?

Third party rights in Scotland have potential, but will collateral warranties ever really be on borrowed time?

I read in the news recently that the average adult spends five hours and 35 minutes each month queuing; which got me thinking, as a construction lawyer - how many hours a month do I spend procuring collateral warranties?

Procuring warranties can be very time consuming and expensive, so there was much interest when The Contracts (Third Party Rights) (Scotland) Act 2017 (the “Act”) came in to force a few weeks ago.

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Clean, Green, Driving Machines: Charging the ULEV Revolution (Part Two)

There is often a perception among interested observers that the UK is adept at making policies, but not always good at implementing them.  Good at identifying issues, but then not taking decisive action to tackle them.  It is also apparent that technology is moving at a pace that regulation and policy frameworks are struggling to cope with.  There are challenges ahead in order to deliver the goals around low carbon transport and deployment of ULEVs.  The task now is to be part of the solution, to overcome the challenges and be part of delivering – not just talkin

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