With less than two months to go until All-Energy 2023, the UK’s largest low carbon energy and full supply chain renewables event, Alex Irwin examines one of the key focuses of this year’s conference: onshore wind.
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CCTV and other forms of video surveillance are increasingly common in workplaces. These technologies are frequently used to monitor areas such as building entrances, lifts, workstations and factory floors, but as the use of these technologies grows, businesses must continue to ensure that they are being used fairly and lawfully. In this article we explain the steps you should take to ensure your use of video surveillance keeps you on the right side of the United Kingdom’s data protection laws.
Having celebrated International Women’s Day this month, we take a particular look at the additional health-related challenges women and those with female reproductive systems may experience during their working life and pose considerations for employers on how they may best protect their employees’ health and safety in these circumstances.
Challenging adjudicator’s decisions and imprecise drafting: Lessons learned from the Court of Session
Iain Drummond analyses Lord Sandison’s recent opinion in Atalian Servest AMK Limited v BW (Electrical Contractors) Limited. This Outer House of the Court of Session case outlines the difficulty of challenging adjudicator’s decisions and the importance of precise drafting when deviating from standard form contracts.
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.
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.