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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

The demolished development and the silent clock

Lynda Ross

A dispute about a demolished housing development in Midlothian has shown how a claim against consultants can be time barred before it is even known that there is a claim to be pursued. Is it time to change the law? The Scottish Parliament already has. It has passed the Prescription (Scotland) Act 2018 and the date for it coming into force is awaited.

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Project Bank Accounts – The Scottish Government’s Balancing Act

As the Scottish Government consults the construction sector on current issues, including on the use of Project Bank Accounts, Chris Horsley considers the tricky balancing act they will need to perform to address the needs of the different levels of the supply chain in a post-Carillion market.

New PBA thresholds from 19 March 2019

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Directors' accountability in a digital era

Fiona Davidson

Over the past 18 months we have been inundated with news stories about companies getting themselves into hot water – to name just a few, we have Facebook and Cambridge Analytica, Carillion and British Airways’ data breach. But it’s not just the companies (and their clients and creditors) who have suffered as a result – in some of these circumstances the company directors are also being held accountable for the actions that they did (or did not) take.

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