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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

Non-Disclosure Agreements; interrupting the conversation of harassment and discrimination in the workplace?

In July 2018, the Women and Equalities Committee (WEC) published their conclusions following an investigation into sexual harassment in the workplace. One of their key recommendations was that the use of confidentiality and non disclosure agreements (NDAs) in employment contracts and settlement agreements should be better controlled and regulated. 

This follows on from consideration of high profile cases such as:

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Our Planet – and continuing encouragement for renewable energy in Scotland

Neil Bruce

The sound of one of the most distinguishable voices of broadcasting on the natural world giving a stark warning on climate change has provoked significant attention from the opening ceremony of the current Conference of the Parties convention (COP 24) being held in Katowice, Poland.

Sir David Attenborough, in taking up the “People’s Seat” (to act as a link between the public and policy-makers at the summit), cited climate change as the world’s greatest threat in thousands of years – warning that “…we are facing a man-made disaster of global scale…and [I]f we don’t take action, t

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IPO: New Report on Design Infringement: Key Findings and Implications

Colin Hulme

A recent report by the UK Intellectual Property Office confirms what we have already known: that designs are a key part of our economy in the UK. The report discloses that as of 2015, the UK design economy was worth 6% of the nation’s total economy – the same as the building industry and the logistics sector combined. Whilst I have some reservations as to the research methodology, the report makes some interesting points.

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