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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

Two of my favourite things: Mexican food and employment law...

Until yesterday, Wahaca was best-known (to me at least) for its delicious tacos - and even more delicious mojitos. But after a customer (a former Labour leader of Camden Council) posted a tweet saying she had witnessed an “eat and run”, for which the waiter would need to pay out of his wages, the story went viral and Wahaca was criticised for financially penalising staff in this way.

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Burness admin

Scotland could be set to cash in on growth of CBD products

A year ago, I found myself in ‘Cosmic Coffee’, a hole in the wall coffee shop in Burlington Vermont, U.S.A.  Amongst the myriad of choices, I was surprised to find a “cannabis coffee” with the opportunity to add a shot of "CBD oil” to my long black.  A prominent board above the baristas made many claims of the benefits of said CBD ranging from anti-inflammatory to calming.  I was confused.  Cannabis in my coffee, was that even legal?  Maybe in Vermont but what about Scotland?  Although tempted I ordered a regular Americano, but the criminal lawyer in me was int

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LChalmers

Abandonment Issues, Procurement: Start again and defeat the claim?

A lot of construction goes on in my house, with varying levels of success.  We are quite proficient at lego models and can create some pretty futuristic looking structures with magnetic shapes.  Our child-sized Burj Khalifa (a grandiose project title, I know) was an attempt at our biggest building out of wooden blocks yet, but it had some structural issues near the base, so we made the call to abandon and start again.

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ChrisA