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From time to time we will post news articles and announcements relating to the firm and to various legal issues that may be of interest to you.

Employers must tackle their game plan before kick-off

With the 2018 World Cup about to kick-off in Russia, football fans will have their eye on the ball, despite Scotland’s absence.

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Failure to pay a man enhanced pay during shared parental leave does not amount to direct sex discrimination but could amount to indirect sex discrimination

On 11th April 2018, the Employment Appeal Tribunal (“EAT”) held that failure to provide full pay to a man taking shared parental leave, where women are given enhanced maternity pay, did not amount to direct sex discrimination. However on 1st May 2018, in a case of similar circumstances, the EAT stated that enhancing maternity pay but not shared parental leave pay may potentially amount to indirect discrimination. This article looks at the facts of both cases, the EAT’s decisions and where this leaves employers.

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European Commission Takes Steps to Improve Road Safety

The European Commission has published its Third Mobility Package, which contains a set of measures aimed at allowing all drivers to benefit from safer traffic, less polluting vehicles and more advanced technological solutions. 

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GDPR - Growing Desperate? Please Reply.

After months of waiting we are finally here- the date that the EU’s GDPR rules finally come into effect. Whilst not quite the same as a 5 year old waiting for Christmas, GDPR has loomed large on the business community’s consciousness for months if not years. In the UK, we now have the Data Protection Act 2018, which implements the GDPR into domestic law.

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What's in a Name?

The Concept of Deed Poll is one which is familiar to most people.  However, Deed Poll does not apply in Scotland.  In Scotland, you can call yourself anything you want without any formality. 

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