Would it surprise you to hear that procurement law has a lot in common with maternity leave?  It may sound like a strange comparison, but having recently returned to the world of procurement law after months of baby bliss I can’t help but notice some parallels.

  • Pre-procurement planning, including the proper shaping of a requirement, setting of realistic timescales and...
Published: 16 January 2019

Last night’s vote that saw Parliament overwhelmingly reject the Government’s proposed deal with the EU rightly dominates the news agenda this morning.

The immediate call for a vote of no confidence in the Government adds to the political uncertainty.

We could endlessly debate the possibilities of what might happen, and indeed what should happen now. However, as the clock...

On 7 January 2019, the Food Standards Agency (“FSA”) and Food Standards Scotland (“FSS”) launched a consultation on proposed new Guidance on Food Traceability, Withdrawals and Recalls within the UK Food Industry.

The consultation asks whether the draft guidance offers Food Business Operators (“FBOs”) and UK food enforcement authorities sufficient information and supporting...