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The Contract (Third-Party Rights) (Scotland) Act 2017

27 February 2018

The Contract (Third-Party Rights) (Scotland) Act 2017 (the “2017 Act”) was passed by the Scottish Parliament on 21 September 2017 and received Royal Assent on the 30th October 2017. The Act came fully into force on 26 February 2018.

Trade Bill 2017 – 2019

09 February 2018

The government introduced the Trade Bill 2017-19 (the “Bill”) to Parliament on 7 November 2017 and it received its second reading on 9 January 2018.

Companies Act 2006 Director Duties - A Reminder

01 February 2018

The Companies Act 2006 (the Act) sets out directors’ duties in a statutory code. This, broadly, brought in to statute the common law as it stood before the Act, but it also introduced, amongst others, a new duty to promote the success of the company.

Criminal Finances Act 2017

19 December 2017

The Criminal Finances Act 2017 (the “Act”) came into force on 30 September 2017 and creates new corporate criminal offences of failing to prevent facilitation of UK and foreign tax evasion.

Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill

31 October 2017

The Sanctions and Anti-Money Laundering Bill (the “Bill”) was introduced to the House of Lords on 18 October 2017. It is scheduled to have its second reading on 1 November 2017. The Bill seeks to enable the UK to continue to comply with the current UN sanctions regime after Brexit and is the first item of legislation brought to the House of Lords as part of the Brexit process.

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