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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

Supreme Court Guidance on Restrictive Covenants

The Supreme Court has allowed the appeal in the case of Tillman v Egon Zehnder Ltd, in what may be welcome news to employers.

Egon Zehnder (EZ), a professional services firm, specialises in executive search and recruitment. Ms Tillman was employed by them until January 2017.

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Are you getting the real deal?

Despite recent concerns as to the veracity of some online news content, the Internet remains an invaluable marketing tool for businesses, allowing them to reach customers far from where they are based. However, the rise in the prominence of social media platforms and the exponential growth of their content means that it has become increasingly difficult to keep track of all online posts relating to a business or product. 

With counterfeit goods only a mouse-click away, even social media platforms are now at risk of being flooded.  Instagram

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Mediating Commercial Disputes - Do we need legislation?

A ‘Mediation (Scotland) Bill’ has been proposed. Is new legislation actually needed given the well-established and successful use of mediation in commercial disputes?

The proposal

The aim of the proposed legislation is to increase the use and consistency of mediation services in Scotland.

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