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Calls for EU-Wide Liability Rules for Robots - The growing prevalence of human-robot interactions has led to a need for EU-wide rules to guarantee a standard level of safety and security, members of the European Parliament have claimed. 

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Employment Status Under Review: Time for Reform? - Following our recent blogs on the tribunal claims raised against Uber and Citysprint, employment status in the ‘gig-economy’ is still a hot topic. The rise in tribunal claims regarding this type of work has brought these arrangements under scrutiny and the Department for Business Innovations and Skills has today (17 Feb 2017) published its review into employment status in the UK....

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Pre-Nuptial and Cohabitation Agreements -  ...

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Government Publishes Guidance on Late Payment Reporting - The UK Government has published guidance to help large businesses report on how quickly they pay their suppliers.

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Data Protection and Damages - As many people will know, there is a statutory regime in place that regulates how a person’s personal data is collected, used and stored. The central piece of legislation is the Data Protection Act 1998 (“DPA”).  A person’s personal data includes data that relates to a living individual (e.g. not a deceased individual, or a company). Those who have control over the processing of personal data are known as “data controllers”. ...

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Employment Law in Scotland - The Hot Topics – Seminar on 25 May 2017

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Fall in Scottish Insolvency Numbers - The latest figures from Scotland’s Accountant in Bankruptcy (AiB) show a slight fall in the number of Scottish businesses becoming insolvent or entering receivership in the third quarter of 2016-17.

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Gender Pay Gap Reporting - In 2015, the Government announced it wanted to close the gender pay gap within a generation. In pursuit of that goal, draft regulations on gender pay gap reporting were introduced, the aim of which is to require large private and voluntary sector employers to publish annual data on employee pay. After much debate, the Government recently issued an amended version of the regulations confirming these are intended to come into force on 6 April 2017 (provided Parliame...

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Employment Status: CitySprint Courier is a Worker - Following our recent blog regarding the employment status of Uber drivers, another Claimant working in the “gig economy” has successfully established that she is a worker in a similar type of case....

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Interest on Court Awards - As is fairly well known, the standard rate of interest that a Pursuer seeks in respect of a claim for money is 8% per annum. This rate is set by legislation: rule 7.7 of the Rules of the Court of Session, and the Sheriff Courts (Scotland) Act 1892 for the Sheriff Court.  These rates are amended from time to time, and have been significantly higher in the past.  For instance, in 1985 the Court of Session’s rate of interest was 15% per annum (Scottish Law Commission...
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