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India: The age of telephony has arrived

On 19 June 2018, the Department of Telecommunications, Government of India (DoT) finally provided its nod to several key recommendations (Recommendations) made by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on the Regulatory Framework for Internet Telephony in October 2017. DoT has released a clarification (Clarification) and certain amendments to existing licenses (Amendment), both of […]

Claims management companies: The new regulatory regime

Walker Morris Banking Litigation partners Louise Power and Rob Aberdein explain the new regulatory regime and the Financial Conduct Authority’s proposals for changes to the regulation of claims management companies across England, Wales and Scotland…

Adjudication Matters – July 2018

The Courts have re-affirmed that, despite a contract containing an express right of set-off, it is only in exceptional circumstances that a party will be entitled to set-off another claim against an Adjudicator’s award. This case serves as a helpful reminder that a right to set-off is unlikely to apply to an Adjudicator’s decision. The […]

Two EU regulations on UCITS/AIFMD asset segregation requirements for depositaries upon delegation

On 12 July 2018, the European Commission adopted two delegated regulations supplementing the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) and the Undertaking for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities Directive (UCITS) on the safekeeping of assets by depositaries and their delegates. Their main purpose is to eliminate discrepancies among different national regulations. The following aspects will […]

Sleeping time is not working time says Court of Appeal

By Siobhan Fitzgerald The social care sector is breathing a sigh of relief after the Court of Appeal in Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake reversed previous cases and decided that only time spent awake and working should be counted as working time for the purposes of calculating the national minimum wage.

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Harman's waiting game pays off

Nick Robinson, chief political correspondent of BBC News 24, reveals why Harriet Harman got the Solicitor General job Not every Government law officer has been prosecuted for contempt of court. Add to that a history of offering legal advice to the Grunwick strikers, the Trico equal pay campaigners and victims of police abuse by someone […]

Malaysia set to welcome foreign firms

Malaysia could be the next Asian country to liberalise its legal market. The government is considering lifting restrictions, allowing foreign firms to enter into joint ventures with local counterparts. Datuk Dr Rais Yatim, a minister in the prime minister’s department, told The Straits Times that although the government is opposed to full liberalisation, alliances in […]

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Liverpool and Manchester firm Mace & Jones has recruited a former Employment Tribunal chairman to its employment law team. Alan Coventry joins as a consultant after spending 20 years as full-time chairman of the Liverpool Tribunal. Martin Edwards, head of employment law at Mace & Jones, said: “This is an ideal opportunity to provide clients […]

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