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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 […]

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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 […]

New rules banning harmful gender stereotyping: What financial services clients need to know

By Jeanette Burgess, Louise Power Jeanette Burgess and Louise Power explain the Committee of Advertising Practice’s imminent ban on harmful gender stereotyping and offer their practical advice for financial services clients. What is changing, and why? We reported last year that the Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) planned to introduce new rules banning harmful gender stereotyping in advertising. […]

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Central Asia legal society takes shape

LAWYERS interested in the expanding markets of the former Soviet Union have taken a further step in setting up a new association. The Central Asia and Trans-caucasia Law Association is the latest in a chain of legal associations now covering Eastern Europe and the former Soviet Union. The group covers Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and […]

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Barrister David Harris has written a new edition of ‘Tolley’s Taxation of Lloyd’s Underwriters’ to help lawyers cope with the boom in litigation by Lloyd’s Names. Harris, based at Prince Henry’s Chambers in London, has worked with accountants Pannell Kerr Forster to produce the book, which emphasises the practical implications of the legislation for those […]

Conference aims to help students understand Bar

Geoffrey Robertson QC’s Doughty Street chambers is boosting its criminal practice by taking on four additional barristers. David Farrington and David Bentley join the chambers from Andrew Mitchell’s chambers at 171 Fleet Street. The addition of Paul Bogan from David Barnard’s chambers at 33 Bedford Row and Hugh Barton from Walter Aylen QC’s chambers in […]

Shake-up planned for industrial tribunals

PLANS to streamline and speed up the UK’s industrial tribunal system are likely to receive a cautious welcome by employment lawyers. In a Green Paper unveiled last week, the Government is proposing to clamp down on “hopeless cases”, increase the role of legally-trained chairmen, and ensure that as many disputes as possible are settled voluntarily. […]

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