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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

(We’ve) Got The Power! – Or Do We?

Anyone who knows me well knows that I love music. I often find myself unconsciously singing songs to myself which are vaguely related to what I’ve been doing each day. One song I’ve found myself singing quite a lot recently is Snap!’s 1990 hit “I’ve Got The Power”. Why? Because a lot of the work I’ve been doing recently concerns community empowerment.

Specifically, I’ve been helping organisations ensure that their constitutions comply with the provisions of the Community Empowerment (Scotland) Act 2015. One of the major aims act was to give more power to com

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Can you spot a fake?

“Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery” or so the saying goes.

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Acting in the best interest of the company? New disclosure requirements affecting large companies

On 17 July 2018, new regulations were brought into force setting out new disclosure requirements affecting large companies, identifying disclosures to be included in the strategic report and directors’ report of companies caught by the regulations.

Promoting the success of the company

The regulations will require companies to publish a report on how the directors have had regard to matters in section 172 of the Companies Act 2006.

Section 172 of the Companies Act 2006 provides a requirement that directors “must act in the way he considers, in good fa

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