UK government relaunched its data protection reform proposals last week after a six month pause. In this article, Joanna Boag-Thomson and Alison White summarise key points and concerns with the proposals.
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UK Government publishes final statutory notices for CfD Allocation Round 5 and confirms £205 million budget
Today, the UK Government has announced a budget of £205 million for the Contracts for Difference (CfD) Allocation Round 5, which is the first auction to run annually. This comes alongside a number of final statutory notices required for Allocation Round 5.
In this article, John Vassiliou, Senior Associate in our immigration team, provides his Initial thoughts on two spring budget migration announcements aimed at tackling labour shortages, particularly in the construction sector.
The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) recently published new guidance to game developers and designers to assist them in complying with the Children's Code. The guidance, described as "Top tips for game designers", follows several audits of the gaming industry carried out by the ICO, and is intended to build upon the standards imposed within the Children's Code.
In the recent case of Renfrewshire Council, Applicant 2022 S.L.T. (Sh Ct) 250, the court ordered that none of the three feuding sisters should exercise the functions of ‘nearest relative’ during the period of their mother, HS’s, Guardianship Order. This article examines the issues of this particular case and highlights the importance of having a Power of Attorney in place.
Recently, we have received an increasing number of enquiries from higher net worth clients exploring the use of Family Investment Companies (FICs), as a family wealth planning structure. In this article, we explore what FICs are and why they should be considered alongside other wealth protection and transfer strategies such as Trusts.
With Scotland and the rest of the UK continually missing housebuilding targets, Fraser Mitchell, Partner in our Property and Infrastructure team, asks: what are the roadblocks to building?
In this article, Lucy Mulreany and Lucy Hall from our banking and finance team, provide a guide which explains the main types of security release documents seen in Scotland and England, some of the key considerations to bear in mind when refinancing and releasing security, and how to avoid some common pitfalls when dealing with security releases.
Competition and Markets Authority launches market study of the housebuilding sector in Great Britain
In this article, Scott Rodger and Gordon Downie from our regulation and markets team, give a short summary and analysis on the CMA’s recently launch market study into the housebuilding sector
In this article our regulation and markets team reflect on the Competition and Markets Authority’s new draft guidance on sustainability agreements, and what this means for industry looking to collaborate to secure environmental benefit without breaching competition law.
In this article, John Vassiliou, Senior Associate in our employment team, comments on several changes to the Skilled Worker visa route announced on 9 March 2023, which sponsor licence holders will need to be aware of moving forward.
The European Court of Justice published three rulings on the investigatory powers of the European Commission on Thursday 9 March. This article by Ross Gibson summarises the appeals and the impact of the Court’s judgements.