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Sentencing Council publishes gross negligence manslaughter definitive sentencing guideline

The penalties imposed on individuals for fatal accidents in the workplace are set to increase after the Sentencing Council for England and Wales published its definitive sentencing guideline for gross negligence manslaughter. Walker Morris health and safety experts, Stuart Ponting and Robert Starr, consider the new guideline and the implications for employers and directors…

Energy Update – August 2018

This energy update includes the following white papers: CMA publishes final report on Heat Networks calling for new regulation The first National Infrastructure Assessment is published recommending growth in Green Energy NAO report on package recycling Update on Electric Vehicles Amendment Regulations 2018 – in force 24 July 2018 The Mayor of London’s Energy Efficiency […]

Will the revised NPPF lead to more affordable housing?

By Katherine Evans On 24 July 2018, the long-awaited revised NPPF was released. The omission of social rented homes from definition of affordable housing in Annex 2 of the draft revised NPPF has been addressed. Starter Homes are now included in the definition but secondary legislation is still required to set out financial eligibility for […]

Luxembourg publishes law on VAT grouping

As foreseen in our previous newsflash, the law on VAT grouping has officially been published, last Friday. The text – which provides for an entry into force on 31 July 2018 – modifies the general VAT Law. It now enables Luxembourg entities sharing financial, economic and organisational links to set up a VAT group, thus allowing them to […]

Reform of the Portuguese pricing and reimbursement system

By Edward J. Dougherty Following a recent reform in 2015, the Portuguese pricing and reimbursement system is sophisticated and comprehensive. Nevertheless, substantial discretion is allowed to the competent national authority, and this is the source of most challenges for innovators…

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Leeds and Newcastle in mercantile court call

LAW societies in the north east will this month present a dossier of evidence to the Lord Chancellor’s Department demonstrating the need for a mercantile court in the region. A joint working party, set up by the Leeds and Newcastle societies, is putting the finishing touches to its LCD submission. Lord Mackay indicated on a […]

In brief: Black moves to Walker Morris

Leeds-based commercial law practice Walker Morris has appointed Caroline Black as marketing executive. Previously at one of Scotland’s leading law firm’s, Biggart, Baillie & Gifford, Black will be responsible for developing the firm’s marketing strategy.

Psychological Services for Law Enforcement Theodore Blau

Less than six of the 400 or so names cited in the author’s index of this book will be familiar to British readers. The absence of any reference to British experts (eg Gudjonsson) is a weakness and reflects the introspection and preoccupation within the US of so much literature in this field. There is a […]

Lawyers start personal injury consultancy for group actions

TWO Liverpool lawyers are setting up a personal injury consultancy to bypass the “clubbiness” of multi-party action steering committees. The joint venture between Graham Ross and Keith Park, of Merseyside firm J Keith Park & Co, aims to research and investigate new avenues for group actions. Work will then be referred to a national network […]

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Bakyrchik Gold was advised by Norton Rose in its placing and offer to raise u25m net to finance its goldmine in Kazakstan. The issue was sponsored and underwritten by Williams de Broe

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