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Latest Articles

  • Key provisions of the Consumer Rights Act 2015

    Key provisions of the Consumer Rights Act 2015

    The Consumer Rights Act 2015 effects some important changes to consumer law. The Act concerns many aspects of dealing with consumers, but particularly the supply of goods, services, and digital content. It supplements the revised approach to information and cancellation rights, enacted earlier in the year. This article summarises some of the main points of this new legislation.

  • 5 things your business needs to know about Debt Recovery

    5 things your business needs to know about Debt Recovery

    The effective recovery of outstanding debt is fundamentally important to all organisations in the current economic climate. It plays a crucial role in an efficient credit control strategy and can often mean the difference between business success and failure. Here we look at five key considerations for businesses in relation to debt recovery.

  • What counts as whistleblowing by employees? Why the ‘public interest’ could be much wider than employers realise

    What counts as whistleblowing by employees? Why the ‘public interest’ could be much wider than employers realise

    Employers will be familiar with the whistleblowing legislation, introduced in 1998 to prevent individuals suffering detriment or dismissal if they made a “protected disclosure” about wrongdoing by their employer. A recent decision means that what is in the “public interest” could potentially be a lot wider than may initially be thought. The ‘public interest’ test could be met even though the alleged disclosure of wrongdoing affected only a small group of employees and relates to a contractual matter.

  • Changing limited partnership legislation for private equity investments: consultation response

    Changing limited partnership legislation for private equity investments: consultation response

    Limited partnerships are an essential part of the structure of many private equity funds and other structures set up for pension deficit funding. It is often a requirement of the tax structure for such arrangements that the limited partnership is established in Scotland. To contribute to a Treasury consultation on draft legislation to change partnership legislation we surveyed over 120 contacts within the private equity investment sector.