In MacPherson v MacQueen (7 August 2015), the Inner House considered the customary two year non-supersession clause in missives of sale. The defender purchased a house from the pursuer. As part of the deal, the pursuer (seller) was to acquire a strip of land from the purchaser (defender) to allow development on a neighbouring site.
Time to get ready for the EU Data Protection Regulation
Reform of European data protection rules was first proposed back in January 2012, aimed at harmonising procedures and enforcement across the EU, its respective members have argued back and forth on what it should and shouldn’t contain. Finally, on 15 June 2015 the European Council reached a political agreement which means that there is now a foundation which will be used as a basis for yet more negotiations with the European Parliament and the European Commission. The hope is that the negotiations will be finalised by December 2015. It is safe to say that changes in data protection law will result and we all need to be prepared!
The Court of Appeal has now dismissed Unison’s latest appeal against its judicial review application challenging the legality of these fees. However, this is unlikely to be the end of this controversial issue as Unison has sought leave to appeal and we await the outcome of the Government review.
Audit Scotland’s new report on managing ICT contracts provides a useful insight into the future of Scottish Government ICT contracts, both for those in the public sector and for those in the private sector who tender for such contracts.
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