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Preparing for a corporate sale

19 April 2024

Recent research from Deloitte suggests, that the STEM sectors are projected to see a considerable uptick in mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in 2024. This is due to recent improvement in financial markets, spurred by decelerating inflation and expected reductions in interest rates.

Take Notice: Court decides notice is a condition precedent for loss and expense claims

11 April 2024

In FES Limited v HFD Construction Group Limited [2024] CSOH 20, the Outer House considered a “short question of contractual construction” which will be of interest to those in construction industry (and potentially beyond). The question was whether a contractual notice was a condition precedent to the contractor’s entitlement to loss and expense under the SBCC Standard Building Contract with Quantities for use in Scotland (2016). That is important as failure to comply with a ‘condition precedent’ precludes the relevant relief whereas failure to comply with a lesser contractual mechanism – although a breach of contract – does not necessarily have the same consequences.

Light Touch AI Regulation in the UK

08 April 2024

Last month, the European Parliament adopted the Artificial Intelligence Act, making it the first comprehensive law regulating the use of AI, but with the UK seeking to take a significantly different approach to regulation, who has got it right?

The Mysteries of the Additional Charge Unravelled

28 March 2024

The Taxation of Judicial Expenses Rules 2019 allow for a party to seek an additional charge, normally in the form of a percentage uplift to their Account of Expenses. This percentage is only applied to solicitor fees and not outlays. Prior to April 2019, the additional charge was known as an additional fee.

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