Contract (Third Party Rights) (Scotland) Act


Creating enforceable third party rights in contracts is about to get easier under Scots Law.

The Contract (Third Party Rights) (Scotland) Act 2017 will come into force on 26 February 2018. We have produced a guide to the Act to help you understand what is changing and the implications for your existing and upcoming contracts.

This guide will be of interest to anyone who negotiates or prepares contracts - business or consumer.


Corporate, contracts

HR and employment: your 2018 to-do list


Here’s our summary of the key actions and developments HR teams should look out for in 2018.

Users of Workbox, our online HR and employment law site, can access detailed practical guidance on these topics at any time.


Employment, GDPR, brexit, Gender pay gap, Tax, Holiday pay, Sexual harassment

Insurance Scotland Guide


From time-to-time claims handlers are called upon to deal with Scottish cases. This guide provides a useful overview of Scottish procedural law for claims handlers. Questions including ‘how much will this cost us?’, ‘how long will it take to process this claim through the courts’ and many more are answered within this guide.


Insurance & Risk

The General Data Protection Regulation


The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will come into force on 25 May 2018 and will usher in a tougher new EU-wide data protection regime that will have direct effect in member states. Despite Brexit, the UK Government has confirmed that GDPR will come into force in the UK in May 2018 as originally planned.


GDPR, Data protection

GDPR Handy Guide - Personal Data Breach Notification


Under the General Data Protection Regulation, certain personal data breaches must be notified to the relevant supervisory authority (in the UK, the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO)). Organisations may also need to tell affected individuals about a breach.

Download our guide to find out more. 


GDPR, data breach

Handy guide to directors' duties


What is a director's role? Blurring the lines between a director and a shareholder is a common occurrence. Our handy guide outlines the duties and responsibilities of a director of a UK limited company.


Corporate, Firmwide

What is project finance? - handy guide


The project finance model is typically used for the purpose of financing the delivery of long-term infrastructure or natural resource projects, with deals including a wide variety of energy (e.g. wind, solar and hydro) and infrastructure (e.g. roads, schools and hospitals) assets. This guide looks at the key features of project finance before discussing some of the terminology you would expect to see on this type of deal.


Banking, Finance

Key differences between Scots law and English law - handy guide


When involved in cross-border transactions, it is important to understand the key differences between Scots law and English law, particularly where the transaction involves financing portfolios of
investment properties, a group of companies with material Scottish subsidiaries or a fund structure.


Banking, Finance

Brexit and Intellectual Property


There are some forms of IPRs that will no longer be available in the UK without specific post-Brexit provision, in particular pan-EU registered trade marks and designs, as well as Protected Designations of Origins (PDOs) and related rights. Download this guide for more information on the potential impact on IP Owners.


public law, Brexit; Tax; Personal Law
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Entrepreneurs' Relief - Giving Equity to Employees


Entrepreneurs’ Relief (‘ER’) is so well known it is often taken for granted by those disposing of their business. This valuable relief reduces the rate of tax to 10% on gains of up to a lifetime limit of £10 million and is designed to benefit those who create and develop economic growth. However all too often issues jeopardising the availability of ER are only identified when advising on an imminent disposal.This is frequently too late to remedy the problem and can be a costly mistake. This Handy Guide provides information on what you need to know.


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