Date: Tuesday 14 May 2019
Time:
08:00 - 09:30
Location: Aberdeen
This seminar will look at the practicalities of settling claims. We will focus on the familiar situation of managing an employee’s departure and consider: Choosing the right termination date, including the options in relation to notice and garden leave Pitching a settlement offer at the right time and appropriate level How to treat benefits such as bonuses, holidays, vehicles and share rights How a settlement package will be taxed and ways to make it more tax effective Other terms to offer, or ask for, as part of a deal Common negotiation scenarios and how to get the best...
Date: Tuesday 14 May 2019
Time:
12:30 - 14:00
Location: Edinburgh
Subject to contract and without prejudice terms are frequently used in pre-contractual and settlement negotiations respectively, but their meanings are often misunderstood. Attendees at this seminar will understand the definition and application of the terms, and better understand the benefits and pitfalls of each. We will: Define subject to contract Define without prejudice Provide examples of use and misuse
Date: Wednesday 15 May 2019
Time:
08:00 - 09:30
Location: Aberdeen
This seminar will offer a summary of the key protections required for any interested parties in construction projects such as; warranties, bonds, guarantees, escrow accounts, any necessary “practical” rights to be granted. This will be of interest to any developers / investors, purchasers of development companies or assets or any parties providing finance in relation to developments. It will also be of interest to any tenants of recently constructed premises, or embarking on fit out works.
Date: Wednesday 15 May 2019
Time:
08:30 - 10:00
Location: Glasgow
In this seminar we will cover: Electronic signatures and smart contracts Looking at the validity and use of electronic signatures and smart contracts in Scotland, including: • When is it appropriate to use an electronic signature? • The differences between Scots and English law in executing contracts by electronic signature, • What are smart contracts, and are they viable? Consumer law and technology Key developments in consumer law in light of new technology and the influence of social media, including: • Endorsement – lessons from the Fyre Festival, • ...
Date: Wednesday 15 May 2019
Time:
08:30 - 10:00
Location: Edinburgh
Drawing upon a number of recent high street insolvencies amidst allegations of fraud, in this session we will discuss: Criminal liability arising from financial and tax fraud, including key offences and defences Compliance, including preparation and monitoring of corporate policies and prevention measures Investigations, including warrants and production orders, police interviews and engagement with regulators Prosecutions, including preparation for and conduct of trials Criminal penalties
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