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As part of its 2019 manifesto, the Conservative Party pledged to address the disruption caused to passengers during transport strikes. Following this pledge, a number of legislative changes have recently been introduced or proposed which seek to reduce the impact of industrial action, thereby potentially weakening the position of trade unions, and we look at the impact of these measures in this article.
Case review 29/11/2022
A judgment of the Court of Session has considered changes to limitation introduced by the Limitation (Childhood Abuse) (Scotland) Act 2017. In this case, the defender failed on appeal to sustain defences in terms of section 17D of the Prescription and Limitation (Scotland) Act 1973.
In this article, we provide general commentary from a legal perspective on a number of sustainability topics in the environmental space.
In this article we explore a recent decision of the Victorian Civil and Administrative Tribunal, which serves as a reminder of the importance of confidentiality in the doctor-patient relationship and the situations in which the disclosure of patient health information is prohibited.
Over the last few years there have been developments in the way we work, both in response to employers’ legal obligations and also in response to the changing needs and expectations of society. The law in this area continues to evolve. In this article, we provide general commentary from a legal perspective on a number of sustainability topics, namely: health and safety at work, fire safety and hazardous materials.
A summary of recent legal and regulatory developments in products law through the lens of the 'S' in ESG - environmental, social and governance. Social factors often receive less attention than their environmental and governance counterparts, but are of growing importance for businesses and their insurers.
November's publication of the 2022 Doyle's Guide directory covering all Australian states has seen Kennedys continue its ranking success.
On 20 April 2022, the FCA introduced new Listing Rules (LR) (LR 9.8.6R(9) and LR 14.3.33R(1)) which set board diversity targets and require that, as part of their ongoing listing obligations, in scope companies include a statement in their annual financial report detailing whether they have met the specified targets.
The Justice Committee has recently published a report putting pressure on the government to make general and extensive change to every aspect of how fraud offences are dealt with.
The rise of international arbitration and a comparison of arbitration procedures in the USA, England and Wales, Bermuda and Canada
Arbitration as a means of resolving international commercial disputes has grown in popularity in recent years as reflected by the reported rise in arbitration filings of more than 3% a year from 2010 to 2019 and a spike of 9.9% in 2020, based on data from international arbitration institutions.