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Latest Legal News

Latest Legal News

Canary Wharf v European Medicines Agency – not so frustrating after all (for the landlord)

The English High Court has today rejected the argument that Brexit allows a tenant to get out of its lease, in a decision which is good news for landlords and arguably for the property industry generally.

The High Court has made its decision in the case of Canary Wharf v European Medicines Agency.  The EMA had its headquarters at Canary Wharf in London.  As an EU agency, the EMA is required to have its headquarters in an EU member state.  Since the UK will stop being a member state after Brexit, the EMA argued that it would be impossible for its lease to continue (and

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Burness admin

Change is ploughing a fertile new furrow for agriculture in Scotland

I am sure you will all have noticed the subtle change in the daylight. February means leaving home in the mornings is a little more bearable and the tantalising prospect of leaving the office when it’s not yet dark. More light also means that spring is almost upon us, which was visibly demonstrated as I drove past a tractor on its way to begin ploughing while I travelled through north east Fife to Carnoustie and the 16th annual Farming Scotland conference.

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ChrisA

Comic books, conscious bias, and why legal dinosaurs should be made extinct

I have a confession – I’m a bit of a comic book geek. Forbidden Planet opened its doors in Glasgow when I was at University and my first purchase was the truly industry-altering “The Dark Knight Returns”, about an old Bruce Wayne coming out of retirement to once more don the Batman suit to save Gotham. This was more than 25 years ago. Do you know what was truly ground-breaking about it? Robin was female. She was called Carrie Kelley. She was young, brave and dynamic. And she saved Batman’s life. She’s one of my favourite comic book characters.

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ChrisA