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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

How to make people care about pensions

You might be surprised to hear that I don’t know very much about my own pension. Lots and lots about other people’s pensions, but only a little about my own.

I don’t think I’m alone in this. Many people know very little about their pension schemes. The result is a population that is underprepared for retirement or makes bad decisions (or no decision at all) when it does need to act.

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Copyright in the Digital Single Market: How the new Directive will affect your business

On Monday 26 March 2019, the European Parliament approved the Directive on Copyright in the Digital Single Market, marking the end of a legislative process that began in 2016.  It will now be up to member states to approve Parliament’s decision over the coming weeks.  If member states accept the text adopted by the European Parliament, the new rules will take effect following publication in the official journal. 

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The demolished development and the silent clock

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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