Developments in defamation: Scotland and England | Brodies

Legal Briefing

The law of defamation in Scotland is due to be reformed. Although there are similarities in defamation law in Scotland and England, in-house lawyers should be aware of upcoming developments, particularly where there are cross-border considerations.

New UK government powers to block deals on national security grounds | Brodies

Legal Briefing

The National Security and Investment Act 2021 completely overhauls the UK’s approach to government screening of investments. It will create a free-standing regime with unprecedented new government powers to investigate and block acquisitions (of entities or assets) on security grounds. Expected to be in force by the end of the year, the Act could be …

Litigation funding for claims – a growing investment market | Brodies

Legal Briefing

Would you invest your own money in the outcome of someone else’s court battle? It intuitively sounds risky, but the market for litigation funding across the globe is booming. In the UK alone, the top 15 funders reportedly have almost £2bn of assets under their control, and with the growth of potentially lucrative class action …