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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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Birmingham four go next door

John Malpas reports A BIRMINGHAM set has been hit by the defection of a quartet of criminal barristers, including one of its most senior tenants. The barristers, led by Stephen Thomas, have moved from 8 Fountain Court to its neighbour 7 Fountain Court. The defection follows the recent death of 8 Fountain Court’s long-standing head […]

Notts lawyers warn about low-cost advice

Nottinghamshire Law Society has launched a campaign aimed at raising public awareness of the risks of unqualified people marketing low-cost legal advice. The society, which represents 748 solicitors, is concerned about adverts by unqualified firms and claims assessors offering cheap will and probate and no win, no fee services. It has hired a local public […]

Awaiting the sound of silence

The House of Lords is being asked to consider whether the legal battle over night flights into Heathrow should end where it stands with July’s Court of Appeal ruling in favour of the Government’s backing for upgrading the level of flights. But a top environmental lawyer who is closely involved in the action has accused […]

Personal injury seminar raises money for charity

John Malpas reports THE TAKINGS of a seminar on personal injury law have been donated to a charity which helps head injury victims. The Headway National Head Injuries Association was the grateful recipient of the £1,500 raised at the seminar held jointly by common law set Goldsmith Building and forensic accountants Frenkel Topping Structured Settlements. […]

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