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Some in-housers are thinking of extending their reach. The Legal Services Board is concerned that restrictions on their ability to do so might impose costs, frustrate choice and adversely affect access to justice.
An updated statement from the CMA highlights issues that we can expect to form the focus of the its investigation.
This checklist may assist in ensuring your organisation is ‘ShPL ready’.
The latest statistics for 2013/14 published by the Health and Safety Executive (HSE), pleasingly suggest that there is a downward trend in workplace fatalities and injuries.
The Waste (England and Wales) Regulations, which came into effect on 1 January 2015, apply not only to waste authorities and waste contractors, but also to businesses that produce waste.
New regulations coming into force on 26 February replace public contracts regulations of 2006.
New rules on company names download
The Company, Limited Liability Partnership and Business Names (Sensitive Words and Expressions) Regulations 2014 (the Regulations) came into force on 31 January 2015.
The Financial Conduct Authority has fined Reckitt Benckiser Group plc £539,800 for a number of breaches of the listing rules and the disclosure rules and transparency rules.
In his Autumn Statement, the Chancellor announced the Government’s intention to stop the practice of using schemes of arrangement involving a reduction of capital to effect a takeover of a public company.
The Government has been consulting on draft regulations containing a new reporting requirement on payment practices and policies.
The draft order empowering the Groceries Code Adjudicator to fine supermarkets has been laid before Parliament.
Employers are currently focused on having the correct policies and forms in place for shared parental leave but they should not overlook the fact that there are a number of additional changes to adoption and parental leave due to come into force from 5 April 2015.
In contrast to the majority of EU countries, in the UK workers are able to sign an agreement to ‘opt-out’ of the maximum 48 hour working week under the Working Time Regulations (WTR).
On 6 November 2014, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA) launched an in-depth investigation into both the personal current account sector and aspects of SME retail banking.
Development consent orders and procedure for discharge of planning conditions to follow technical consultation download
The Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) launched its technical consultation on proposed planning reforms on 31 July 2014 under the auspices of the government’s ‘Red Tape Challenge’.
We are running a free training session on business immigration in February. For employers who hold a sponsorship licence, getting it wrong could result in the revocation of that licence...
The rapid development of surveillance technology together with its increased use in a more intrusive and proactive manner has given rise to public concern.
The Financial Conduct Authority is currently consulting on proposed changes to the rules on complaints handling and customers’ access to the Financial Ombudsman Service.
What’s coming up: the major cases, government policy changes, and litigation and dispute resolution legislation to look out for in 2015 download
Walker Morris presents some of the key upcoming decisions in major cases, changes to government policy and forthcoming legislation relating to litigation and dispute resolution.
It was hoped that the enactment of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1988 would bring to an end the uncertainty that plagued applications by tenants to assign or sublet their premises.