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Tribunals Bill moves forward

The introduction of legislation to make Scotland’s devolved tribunals simpler and more flexible has moved a step closer with the Stage 1 passing of the Bill in the Scottish Parliament.

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‘Bedroom tax’ under the spotlight

Recently published research into the impact of the ‘bedroom tax’ in Scotland has found that, despite the financial pressures applied by the tax, Scottish social housing tenants are proving to be resistant to the idea of downsizing their homes.

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Health and safety changes take effect

Controversial changes to the civil liability rules for health and safety breaches came into effect last week. The changes mean that the burden of proof following many injuries at work will be switched from the employer to the employee.

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Family receives compensation for birth-related injuries

The family of a girl who was left with severe brain damage as a result of mistakes made by medical staff during her birth has been awarded around £6.6 million in compensation, reports the Daily Mail.

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Women win bedroom tax challenge

Two women have won a legal challenge against the effects of the controversial bedroom tax, reports the Daily Record.

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Delivery driver wins constructive dismissal claim

A delivery driver for a fruit and vegetable wholesaler has won his constructive dismissal claim at Bristol Employment Tribunal after he claimed he was forced to resign as the result of racial harassment, reports the Telegraph.

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Early intervention in workplace disputes proves beneficial

The use of the Pre-claim Conciliation Service (PCC) from Acas has proved beneficial to both employers and employees in settling workplace disputes, according to independent studies commissioned by Acas.

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Managers pressured to behave unethically at work

Over three fifths (63%) of managers have been expected to behave unethically at some point in their career, according to research published by the Institute of Leadership & Management and Business in the Community.

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Collective redress mechanisms advisable, says EU

The European Commission has set out a series of common, non-binding principles for collective redress mechanisms in the Member States so that citizens and companies can enforce the rights granted to them under EU law where these have been infringed.

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Rules for Visiting Court

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Most people do not want to have to go to court if they can possibly help it. Courts are forbidding places (as they are meant to be) and as most people have little or no experience of them, they seem to be alien environment.

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Trading rules tightened before Commonwealth Games

Businesses in and around Commonwealth Games venues should watch out for draft regulations that have been published by the Scottish Government.

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Tribunal reform legislation published

Following a consultation exercise carried out in Spring 2012, the Scottish Parliament has now published legislation to create a more user-friendly and simplified structure for Scotland’s tribunals.

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Changes to the World of Debt Recovery

Debt recovery update for businesses: New law targets late payers.

The rules on late payments are due to be tightened a little from 29th March, when an EU Directive is brought into force in Scotland. The Late Payments Directive is designed to help businesses, especially small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), recover their debts.

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Horses for (Main) Courses

I debated which heading to use. It was going to be "They Eat Horses, Don't They?" but the film inspiring that joke seemed too old now. Anyway, why write about something which has led to numerous jokes? What has this got to do with the law? As with so many things, a great deal. There are in fact lots of legal angles and the repercussions of this will run for many years (unlike the horses!) (Sorry)

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