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  • Seeking exceptional corporate solicitors (4-7 years PQE) to join our Corporate team in Edinburgh
  • You will advise on Scottish, UK and cross border transactions, including acquisitions and disposals
  • Other areas include private equity and venture capital, joint ventures, and group reorganisations
  • You will be a motivated individual with previous experience in Corporate and strong commercial awareness
  • DLA Piper will invest in your long-term future to ensure you achieve your potential, with a clear pathway to progression


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Reminder of additional LBTT charge for corporate entities acquiring residential property

The land and buildings transaction tax (LBTT) regime was introduced in Scotland in April 2015, replacing the previous stamp duty land tax (SDLT)

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When do challenges for serious irregularity in arbitration succeed and what can you do to avoid them?

An arbitration award can be challenged under section 68 of the English Arbitration Act 1996 (s.68) if there has been a serious irregularity that has

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The traditional private equity investment model is the blind pool fund, with investors committing capital to a fund for the manager to invest and

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In the first quarter of 2019, the amount of energy provided by renewable sources overtook fossil fuels in the UK

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A modern digitalised energy system

The Government has set out a strategy that seeks to put the UK at the forefront of the industries of the future. In order to achieve this

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Discrimination and harassment cases - further progress on restricting a cover-up

Before the government called a general election, there was some traction on protecting those who are most vulnerable when entering into

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Could Brexit change the landscape of worker status claims?

In the UK, the definition of "worker" includes both employees and anyone else working under a contract under which they undertake to do or perform

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What is a protected philosophical belief?

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IR35: case update

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In this article, we focus on investigation reports in disciplinary matters, and the lessons investigators can learn from the latest decision of the

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Are foster parents employees?

The Edinburgh Employment Appeal Tribunal has considered this yesterday. In 2017, the Glasgow Employment Tribunal found that Foster parents, Jimmy and

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Earlier in July we posted an update on the launch of consultation on the proposal for a single employment rights enforcement body in the UK

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Environmental Law Fundamentals 2019

On 2 October, the market-leading Dentons Environment team delivered its eighth annual Environmental Law Fundamentals training day, aimed at helping

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IR35 - Seeking out employment relationships

With the new IR35 regime coming into force for medium and large companies in the private sector from April 2020, it is helpful for us to look at how

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When can off the record discussions be used in evidence?

Section 111A of the Employment Rights Act 1996 enables “pre-termination negotiations” to take place between an employer and employee to facilitate

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What is green tech?

Modern science indicates that human activity is having a sizeable impact on the environment. NASA has reported that "the current warming trend is of

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Investigations: getting the balance right

We are reminded by a recent decision of the Employment Appeal Tribunal (EAT) that the purpose of an investigation should be limited to an

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Ponderings on philosophical beliefs

In August 2018 we blogged about the case of Gray v. Mulberry (re-read here). As predicted, this case has now made its way to the Court of Appeal

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Private keep out!

The ‘right to roam’ has a storied history. The first parliamentary bill was introduced in 1884, then re-introduced in successive years to 1914; this

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