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Bulgaria: CPC deems minimum hotel accommodation prices anti-competitive

The Ministry of Tourism recently proposed the introduction of minimum prices for sites categorised as ‘accommodation places’. In Decision 529/10.05.2018, the Commission for Protection of Competition (CPC) opined on the proposal’s compliance with competition rules. The CPC held that setting minimum prices for accommodation places would limit price competition between hotels. Minimum prices cannot guarantee…

Social housing monthly law update – June 2018

This month’s TLT’s law update on all things affecting social housing includes: Automatic disqualification rule changes: Charity Commission declarations GDPR enforcement and penalties: What you need to know Dress codes in the workplace: New government guidance Government announces it will fully fund unsafe cladding removal in social housing Viability argument for 10% affordable housing fails…

From footfall to clicks – experts talk retail risk

By Gary Assim and Sarah Teal Poundworld has entered administration, and just before that it was announced that House of Fraser would be closing 31 stores, many of which are in some of the UK’s largest cities. It is no secret that many retailers have been adversely affected by the shopping habits of consumers, ever […]

Austria: The time has come – Federal Procurement Act 2018 just around the corner

More than four years after the entry into force of the new EU Public Procurement Directive (2014/24/EU), more than two years after the deadline for transposition and more than one year after publication of the first transposition draft, the time has come. Following the respective resolutions of the Council of Ministers and the Federal Council […]

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In brief: Freshfields recruits Wilde Sapte partner

Pratap Amin, a corporate and banking lawyer, will be joining Freshfields in London as a partner next month, with a brief to develop the firm’s business in India. Amin was previously a partner at Wilde Sapte.

The age of dissent

Developments in EC legislation could prompt a raft of age discrimination claims against employers, argues David Craig. David Craig is a barrister at London’s Devereux Chambers. Older staff are being openly discriminated against. Even worse, that discrimination is officially sanctioned. Section 109 of the Employment Rights Act 1996 says the right of employees to fight […]

The Bar's iron fists in silk's gloves

Solicitor acclaim for barristers is often a hard-won commodity. But London’s employment Bar contains a rich seam of talent that comes highly recommended. The London employment Bar is rich with talent. Barristers are praised by solicitors for providing “an excellent service” and being “good to work with”, while chambers are congratulated for having a pick […]

Mighty struggle for regional Bar

Many regional solicitors send employment briefs to London rather than ill-equipped local sets, but there are some exceptions. The regional Bar is known to struggle in certain specialist areas. Employment is one of them. “There are few true specialists at the regional Bar,” says one North East solicitor. “Even if you can find one decent […]

Grave new world of fixed fees

Scotland’s incoming fixed fees are nothing to celebrate, says Mike Dailly. Lawyers will put the quantity of work before its quality and the real victims will be clients. Fixed fees are coming to Scotland. But does anyone want them? And does it matter that the consultation paper is a sham – little more than a […]

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