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By Katy Wedderburn
Good charities need good people. Those people are often volunteers, trustees, employees, advisers, and everyone in between. But what rights, if any, do they have?
By David Gourlay
Last week saw two UK regulatory bodies crack down on organisations for breaching the rules on direct marketing:
By Michelle Sutherland
You may have read our update in May last year in relation to public sector exit payments, in which we promised to issue a further update when Regulations were proposed by the Scottish Government.
By Valerie Surgenor
Food blogger Jack Monroe has been awarded £24,000 in damages in a libel action against controversial columnist Katie Hopkins. The action stemmed from two tweets posted in May 2015 by Katie Hopkins asking Jack if she had "scrawled on any memorials recently".
By David Wilson
On 29 March 2017, Lord Tyre of the Outer House of the Court of Session handed down an opinion in Bell Building Projects Limited v Arnold Clark Automobiles Limited and addressed the principle of natural justice in the adjudication arena.
By Martyn Shaw, James Keith
On 20 February, the Government published its much anticipated Green Paper on the funding and regulation of defined benefit ("DB") pension schemes.
By David Flint
On 30th March, 2017, the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) fined a Glasgow based firm £80k for making over 109,000 nuisance calls to people registered with the Telephone Preference Service (TPS).
By   MacRoberts
Scotland's future and what it means to people on a personal and professional level
By Valerie Surgenor
The European Commission has proposed a new e-Privacy Regulation that will replace the current directive and overhaul the rules in relation to privacy and electronic communications.
By David Wilson
In the March 2017 case NKT Cables A/S v SP Power Systems Limited (NKT v SP) the Outer House of the Court of Session branded the adjudicative process "short and sharp, if rough and ready."
By Jacqueline Stroud
A decision by judges sitting in the Appeal Court in London has attracted a considerable amount of controversy recently after a ruling that a woman should receive an increased amount of maintenance...
By Catherine Greig
A neutral ban on the wearing of all visible religious signs is not direct discrimination, according to the European Court of Justice. A receptionist in Belgium wanted to wear an Islamic headscarf...
By Valerie Surgenor
Last month, the Court of Appeal in the case of Dawson-Damer v Taylor Wessing LLP held that in searching for information organisations, in certain circumstances, could claim disproportionate effort..
By Valerie Surgenor
On the 10th March 2017, the Italian Data Protection Authority – The Garante – fined five companies in excess of 11 million euros for unlawful processing of personal data.
By David Flint
The Lecce Chamber of Commerce appealed this judgement and the Corte suprema di cassazione then referred the question to the ECJ for a preliminary ruling.
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