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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.

Diamonds (and Agency Agreements) are Forever?

A recent case in the High Court of England and Wales (but nonetheless of relevance to Scotland) has shed light on the secretive world of the global diamond trade, and at the same time highlighted the importance of the snappily-titled Commercial Agents (Council Directive) Regulations 1993 (the “Regulations”).

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Obesity considered disability by EU

The European Court of Justice has ruled that obesity could count as a disability under certain circumstances in a ruling that is binding across the EU.

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Female Employment Reaches Record Level

According to the latest statistics, female employment has reached a record high in Scotland with an increase of over 46,000 female employees in a year.

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Shared Parental Leave to Benefit Newly Expectant Couples

Couples who are now finding out they are expecting a baby may be able to take advantage of shared parental leave. The new system provides that a pregnant woman will continue to have access to 52 weeks of maternity leave and 39 weeks of maternity pay- as under the current rules.

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