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The law never stands still, and the way it applies to you and your organisation is constantly evolving. Our people are on top of these developments and can keep you up to date with some of the most interesting aspects of these changes. Check out our articles and updates for our perspective on issues that might affect you.

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    Still zero hours contracts but an end to zero choice?

    For businesses, zero hours contracts is a topic that won't go away. It's been a focus of the General Election campaign, with promises being made by different parties about how they are to be dealt with in the future, and calls for such contracts to be banned in their entirety. However, in the heat of the election battle, it should not be forgotten that there are already proposed measures in legislation before Parliament, recommended by the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (BIS).

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    Things are heating up for Sammi Kinghorn

    On the 3rd April I travelled across to Tenerife with Scottish Athletics Director of coaching Rodger Harkins and a mixture of Scottish and English athletes to take part in a hot weather training camp and spent seven days in a lovely 30°C heat.

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    The In-Crowd of alternative finance

    Paula Skinner has been an advocate of crowdfunding since the days it was seen as a fad. Now that alternative finance is established as a form of corporate funding, what does the future hold?

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    Scottish lessons on extending Right to Buy to housing associations

    The Conservative Party's announcement that, if still in power after the General Election, it will extend the Right to Buy (RTB) to up to 1.3 million housing association tenants in England, could scarcely present a starker contrast to the position in Scotland, where legislation to abolish the RTB entirely is already on the statute books.