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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.

Health problems rife amongst call centre workers

The physical and mental health of the UK’s million call centre workers is at significant risk, despite health and safety regulations, a UNISON survey has found.

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Stricter safety checks proposed for breast implants

A breast implant register, more stringent safety checks, improved product traceability, and a pre-market authorisation system are among the measures proposed by the European Parliament to prevent a recurrence of the PIP defective breast implants case. The relevant EU legislation is to be revised this year.

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Judges Propose New Rules on Compensation in Jury Trials

Juries in Scottish Civil damages cases, such as personal injury actions, will now be given guidance as to the appropriate level of compensation. The change follows a ruling of the Inner House of the Court of Session, Scotland's highest civil court. The case was an appeal against 'excessive' compensation awards. In one case, a young girl had lost her mother in a road accident and was awarded £120,000. In the other, a father was awarded £90,000 following the death of his son in an accident at work.

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How Scottish football made TUPE exciting!

The announcement yesterday that Rangers Football Club is to be placed into liquidation has one bizarre consequence- the country's football media are now prominently featuring comment on the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) Regulations 2006 ("TUPE"). Those who have had to consider TUPE in the past are no doubt aware of the technical nature of its provisions; the difficult practical problems it can throw up can be more complicated than the offside rule!

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Government sets out plans for settlement agreements

The Government has outlined its proposals for reform of the workplace dispute resolution process as the Enterprise and Regulatory Reform Bill gets its second reading.

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