Is Full and Final Settlement Actually "Final" in Asbestos Disease Claims?

John Dowdall v William Kenyon & Sons, BECA (Engineers) and Greenfield & Payne [2014] EWHC 2822 (QB)

This recent case involves a remarkable procedural decision that may have a significant impact on asbestos claims – pending any appeal.

A Change in the Presumption of Liability in Health and Safety Cases?

The Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Act 2013 – One year on

There is not yet a reported UK decision dealing with employers’ liability in a post-ERRA landscape but the Inner House – Scotland’s Court of Appeal - has just issued a judgement which serves as a timely guide on how we might navigate our way through the new territory.

CREDO

We send you our post-referendum greetings in our Autumn edition of Credo after a long hot (especially in Scotland) summer. So what happens next ? Our experts will tell you. Our market news highlights a very busy summer on all fronts, and a continuing strong performance by Brodies in a strengthening economy.

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Post referendum issues for charities

Post referendum issues for charities

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LAND AND BUILDINGS TRANSACTION TAX

How much property tax would you like to pay in Scotland?

Brodies Launches Innovative Contract Management Service

How BOrganised helps with the challenges of contract management

Food and drink update

Welcome to this early Autumn edition of our food and drink update, timed to coincide with a number of interesting upcoming events in our sector, such as Eat, Drink, Discover Scotland which starts on 12 September in Ingliston. As well as these events, it is also a busy time for food producers, whether they are harvesting or increasing productivity to meet higher demand in advance of Christmas.

PRESERVATION OF IMPLIED ENFORCEMENT RIGHTS

PRESERVATION OF IMPLIED ENFORCEMENT RIGHTS

Landowners who imposed conditions or burdens on land sold before 2004 may be affected by the abolition, on 28 November this year, of the right to enforce certain title conditions. If you sold land before 2004 and imposed conditions on the land sold, you may be affected by this change and should read the following note to find out if you can preserve your rights and, if so, how that can be done.

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PRESERVATION OF IMPLIED ENFORCEMENT RIGHTS

PRESERVATION OF IMPLIED ENFORCEMENT RIGHTS

Landowners who imposed conditions or burdens on land sold before 2004 may be affected by the abolition, on 28 November this year, of the right to enforce certain title conditions. If you sold land before 2004 and imposed conditions on the land sold, you may be affected by this change and should read the following note to find out if you can preserve your rights and, if so, how that can be done.

Student housing

Appeal decision

The appeal concerned a policy in the City of Edinburgh Local Plan, which requires that the proposal would not result in an excessive concentration of student accommodation in any one locality.

The appeal reporter noted the danger that the very locations that are most suited to student accommodation (those closest to the main campuses) could be ruled out solely on the basis that they were, unsurprisingly, already popular with students.