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Emergency Legal Kit for Business – personal data protection in Romania

This Law transposes the Directive (EU) 2016/680 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data by competent authorities for the purpose of the prevention, investigation, detection or prosecution of criminal offences or the execution of criminal penalties, and on the free movement of such data, and repealing Council Framework […]

Draft Karnataka Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Rules, 2018

The Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 (MB Act) was amended vide the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act, 2017 (2017 Amendment) to grant certain additional benefits to eligible women employees. As part of the 2017 Amendment, the provision of a crèche facility was made effective from 1 July 2017 as a mandatory requirement for every establishment with 50 […]

Insolvency in aviation: what India’s new bill means for leased aircrafts

Leasing of aircrafts is a prevalent market practice in the aviation industry, and all existing airline operators in India have currently leased a significant number of aircrafts in their fleet. In fact, a sizeable debt in the books of these operators is in connection with such leasehold arrangements. Insolvency proceedings in India, including the aviation […]

Supreme Court confirms commercial tenant’s statutory right to a renewal lease

By David Manda, Ruth Ormrod The Supreme Court has confirmed, in the case of S Franses Ltd v Cavendish Hotel (London) Ltd that a landlord cannot oppose a tenant’s right to renew its tenancy on the grounds of redevelopment or reconstruction if there would be no intention to carry out the proposed works should the tenant vacate voluntarily.  Walker […]

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Litigation Writs 13/09/94

Michael Slater, a prisoner at Longlarton jail, is suing the Metropolitan Police Commissioner for the return of more than u37,000 in banknotes. Slater claims he was owner of a wooden box containing u36,860 in cash at a house in Stoke Newington, London, u700 cash at a London EC1 address and an A-reg Mazda car, which […]

Litigation Disciplinary Tribunals 13/09/94

CLIVE MILLER HINDLE, 46, admitted 1973, practising at material time in partnership as Hindle Campbell, North Shields, cleared of allegations of unbefitting conduct. Allegations were that: he acted in a manner which compromised or impaired or was likely to compromise or impair his acting in clients’ best interests and/or good repute of the respondent or […]

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There is no reason why lawyers should not make good consultants. Indeed, consultancy work’s transactional nature makes it more akin to law practice than to accountancy. But a consultant needs to have two primary attributes – expertise and skills. For most lawyers their expertise lies in the law, not personnel or practice management or IT. […]

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