Articles - DAC Beachcroft

Articles by Colin Bissett

Update on Legal Professional Privilege – Businesses Take Caution!

Update on Legal Professional Privilege – Businesses Take Caution!

There has been another twist to the tale of Legal Professional Privilege (“LPP”). A recent UK Supreme Court appeal decision has provided an important ...

Regulatory Update for Farmers/Livestock Owners - New Scottish Legislation

Regulatory Update for Farmers/Livestock Owners - New Scottish Legislation

The Animals and Wildlife (Penalties, Protections and Powers) (Scotland) Bill became law on 21 July 2020. It was introduced to improve the protection, ...

Timely HSE Updated Guidance on Lone Workers

Timely HSE Updated Guidance on Lone Workers

Following the new government guidelines that were announced this week, an increase in the number of people working from home is inevitable. Last week ...

Health & Safety in Scotland

Health & Safety in Scotland

In this article we take a look at the surcharge on Health and Safety fines and the HSE's report on the 70% increase in recorded workplace deaths. We a ...

Surcharge on Health & Safety Fines in Scotland

Surcharge on Health & Safety Fines in Scotland

The Victim Surcharge (Scotland) Regulations 2019 came into force on 25 November 2019. This means Scottish Courts must now impose a surcharge where a p ...

Alarm at 70% Increase in Recorded Workplace Deaths in Scotland

Alarm at 70% Increase in Recorded Workplace Deaths in Scotland

Colin Bissett, partner in our Regulatory team considers a call for devolution of health and safety law-making as HSE publishes their (provisional) acc ...

Scottish Lobbying: "Haud Yer Wheest"?

Scottish Lobbying: "Haud Yer Wheest"?

The new Lobbying (Scotland) Act 2016 "the Act" has now been in force for over 3 months. The Act went live on 12 March 2018 with the Scottish parliamen ...