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Navigating data protection liability

09 Dec 2019
Assessing and negotiating data protection liability in contracts with your processors can often result in lengthy internal and external discussions as to what is the appropriate position.
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What are the political parties' positions on aviation?

06 Dec 2019
All the political parties' manifestos have now been published and there are some strong pledges being made particularly on emissions and climate change. The Tories recognise the role of aviation and the importance of connectivity to the UK economy. The new third runway at Heathrow is still supported provided it can demonstrate that it can meet all the conditions on noise, air quality and carbon reductions as required in the Airports National Policy Statement (NPS). They are also keeping to their pre-election position to reduce carbon emissions and pollution to reach net zero carbon by 2050. 

D&O insurers will feel the impact of the changing climate

06 Dec 2019
After Brexit, the issue of climate change is one of the most talked about topics in this year's general election. According to a November YouGov poll, the environment is now seen as a much bigger issue than it was in the 2017 general election. There is an interplay between the growing awareness of climate risk and corporate disclosures and directors' duties and flowing from this, claims under D&O policies.
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A Scottish view : construction issues in the election manifestos

06 Dec 2019
The political parties have published their manifestos for the December 2019 General Election, setting out their stalls on a wide range of issues. Very often the focus is on what the Conservative, Labour and Liberal Democrat manifestos say. However, in this article we particularly want to focus what the SNP manifesto says (if anything) about three areas of interest for construction,
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Construction: apprenticeships, the skills shortage, and the General Election

04 Dec 2019
For several years now, the construction sector has suffered from a skills shortage. Last year we reported on that shortage and the plans made by the UK government to tackle the shortage through apprenticeships. The government committed to an additional 3,000,000 apprenticeship starts across all industries in England by 2020 and from April 2017, following the introduction of the Apprenticeship Levy, taxpayers would no longer be funding new apprenticeships.
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Modern Methods of Construction and the General Election

04 Dec 2019
"Modern Methods of Construction", and its abbreviation "MMC", are increasingly often talked about when discussing innovation and efficiency in the construction industry. There is no fixed definition of MMC but, as indicated by the words "modern methods of construction" themselves, they encompass a wide range of new ways of designing and building construction projects faster, better, with reduced waste and greater efficiency.

BAME and the general election

04 Dec 2019
BAME = Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic. We've been hearing these terms more and more frequently over the last few years, in public discussions and in the media.  And looking at the parties' manifestos for the December 2019 election, we are seeing these terms used there too – more than they were used in the same parties' manifestos for the June 2017 elections.
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Dilapidations: an unfair result for the tenant?

04 Dec 2019
The recent Scottish case of Drum Income Plus Ltd v LS Buchanan Ltd involved a claim for dilapidations by a landlord against their former tenant for payment of the costs of repairing the leased premises at the expiry of a lease. Neither the tenant nor the landlord had carried out the work and the landlord did not offer to prove that he would carry out the works in the future.