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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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FIRMS have been flocking to join up to the Law Society’s £85 no win no fee insurance scheme, according to Chancery Lane officials. Nine hundred of the 1,300 Accident Line offices had signed up for insurance by the time the Law Society’s Accident Line Protect scheme was launched last week. David Hartley, of the Law […]

Top secret documents dumped in skip

THE FORMER partners of a now defunct London libel practice have initiated an urgent investigation after stacks of the firm’s confidential documents ended up in a building skip. The files were dumped among the rubbish as builders gutted the old Soho Square office of Wright Webb Syrett and were discovered and read by drinkers at […]

Litigation Disciplinary Tribunals 22/08/95

RICHARD LAWRENCE BRADY, 45, admitted 1976, practised as Richard L Brady & Co, West Drayton, Middlesex, struck off. Allegations substantiated he had been convicted of criminal offence and served jail sentence. Tribunal was told Brady had been jailed for four months after pleading guilty at Southwark Crown Court on 12 December, to procuring execution of […]

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