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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

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

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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#BalanceforBetter. When women succeed, we are all lifted up.

On Friday I had the great privilege of attending the Street Soccer Women Inspired Gala Lunch in Edinburgh to mark International Women’s Day 2019. Before doing so, I stopped in at the Law Society of Scotland to have my photo taken as part of celebrations to mark 100 years of women in law. As I left the photo shoot, I pondered how far we have come since women were first admitted to the legal profession in 1919.

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