In an apparent U-turn on the CIGA Extension Regulations, new regulations came into force on 26 November, reintroducing the suspension of wrongful trading. This will mean that, with effect from 26 November 2020 and until 30 April 2021, administrators and liquidators will be unable to raise claims for wrongful trading against the directors of any insolvent company in respect of any of the company's losses or its creditors' losses which arose directly as a result of continued trading during this second period of suspension.
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A recent case in England has ruled that an executor (the person responsible for administering a deceased person's estate) can be replaced by their attorney for the purpose of the estate administration if they have lost capacity. But what is the position here in Scotland in such a situation?
Over the past few years, there has been an increasing body of case law relating to the varying rights given to, and the distinction between, the different classifications of "employees", "workers" and "self-employed". A recent case considered this matter from a health and safety perspective and has significant implications for organisations that engage workers.
Harper Macleod Partner and crofting law specialist Calum MacLeod considers the recent report on proposed reforms to Crofting Law.
The Scottish Government has pledged to reduce Scotland's greenhouse gas emissions to net-zero by 2045. It is now clear that without the engagement of the farming community, Scotland will not meet that target. The question is now whether the sector has a plan to become a champion of reform and climate-aware practices?