Scotland is set to have its first ever Biometrics Commissioner, as a direct response to the recognition from government that biometric data can be collected by the police often without individual consent, and needs particular regulatory attention.
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The development, manufacture and commercialisation of medicines aimed at treating very rare diseases contains certain challenges, including ensuring doctors are able to access and prescribe such medicines. The 1st of May 2019 saw the release of guidance by that Directorate relating to the assessment of medicines for rare disease.
There are specific regulatory considerations and issues that arise when selling a care home. Arguably the most important for care homes that are run through a company will be deciding whether to proceed by selling the company itself, or having the company sell its business and assets.
The Scottish Government has set out its plan for moving to a situation where GPs in Scotland do not own or lease their practice premises. This strategy will affect all those involved with privately-owned GP premises, including GP practices, landlords and lenders.
It's been one of the tenets of unfair dismissal law for over 35 years that an employer must carry out a sufficient investigation before dismissing an employee for misconduct. This is an aspect that is commonly attacked by claimants in order to show a dismissal itself is unfair. But can an employer's investigation be too thorough?