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Students wishing to preserve the right to apply for judicial review of a decision by their higher education institution while pursuing independent adjudication need not necessarily apply for protective proceedings, a High Court judge has said. 16 Feb 2017
Higher ballot thresholds which must be met before trade unions can proceed with industrial action, particularly in relation to 'important public services', will come into force on 1 March 2017, the government has confirmed. 16 Feb 2017
Until relatively recently companies doing business in Shanghai had very little choice about where to refer disputes for arbitration.
The EU’s 2014 Public Procurement Directive softened the rules preventing companies from bidding for public contracts where they, or their directors, had been convicted of certain economic crimes.
The 2015 Public Contracts Regulations implement the EU's 2014 Public Sector Procurement Directive in England, Wales and Northern Ireland by essentially 'copying out' the articles of the EU directive
Anti-competitive agreements are prohibited by European and domestic competition law. This means any anti-competitive provisions in commercial agreements are void and unenforceable which could lead to the entire agreement being unenforceable.
Organisations are increasingly looking to work in collaboration or partnership with third parties. This may be to achieve operational aims, such as a step change in service delivery, or to reduce costs or achieve efficiencies.
Australia has become the latest country in the world to pass new data breach notification laws. 15 Feb 2017
The UK government has set a target of getting 25 million people in the UK to sign up to 'Verify', its digital identification (ID) scheme, by the end of 2020 as part of its plans to improve online public services. 10 Feb 2017
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