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RESEARCH EVENTS PUBLICATIONS
LYELL SCHOLARSHIP: Application deadline 1st December
A scholarship of £5,000 will be awarded for a six-month period to a candidate and who wants to engage with topical issues relating to law reform, the constitution and the rule of law.
WEBINAR: Legal challenges to employment in a changing economy
Tuesday 12th October
An opportunity to engage with lawyers and a Minister right at the heart of addressing the wide-ranging practical implications the Supreme Court’s decision in the Uber v Aslam landmark case.
Find out more and read the recent SCL papers HERE
NEW PAPER: Restoring trust in audit and corporate governance
Simon Randall CBE, former Reviewer of Complaints to the Institute of Chartered Accountants, responds to the recent White paper. He identifies the good recommendations in it but argues that there is a need for speedier and more thorough going reform and explains what is needed in the areas of Housing Associations, Charities, and Local Government.
PAPER: Transforming Public Procurement
Harry Gillow and Simon Randall CBE, respond to the recent Green Paper. While the proposals would improve current practice, unless changes are made there will be an increase in red tape and over-complex rules but the opportunity to protect better against corruption and other failings will be missed.
Harry and Simon point the way forward in this PAPER