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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

Technology and the future world of work

David Morgan

By the year 2025, 75% of the workforce will be millennials. Jack Ma the founder and former CEO of disrupter online retailer Alibaba predicts that we’ll all be working a 16 hour week by 2045.  Working smarter, not harder. Other studies suggest that there will be 44% fewer jobs overall by 2030.

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Delivering on the Deal

Stephen Phillips

The conference last week on “City and Growth Deals – Unpacking the steps for successful planning and delivery” was a model of how these things should run – with a succession of excellent presentations addressing the topic from a wide variety of perspectives, but with each one providing its own valuable insights; and with lively round-table discussions between each session.

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Scottish Succession Law – What Next?

Fiona Clarke

The law on succession in Scotland, which deals with the rules around inheritance, has been the subject of review, consultation and discussion for almost 30 years.  In 2016, a new piece of legislation (the Succession (Scotland) Act 2016) introduced a number of updates – largely technical amendments, rather than radical changes.  Separately, in 2015 the Scottish Government carried out a consultation on more substantive changes to the law in this area.  The response to that consultation has now been published by the Scottish Government.

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