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By Rob Aberdein In August 2018 Rob Aberdein explained proposed changes to the Debt Arrangement Scheme (DAS) in Scotland. The legislation enacting those changes has now been approved by Parliament and the new regime will come into force on 29 October 2019.  The legislation and guidance can be viewed here.

ICO continues to undertake enforcement action under the Data Protection Act 1998

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Wragges promotes eight to director

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Simmons Paris poaches corporate partner

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Kennedy litigation duo joins DLA Piper

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Law Society slated over value for money

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