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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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Lawyers to probe law on clawing back NHS costs

Lawyers will meet in Nottingham on Friday to discuss taking test cases against those who cause accidents, to ensure they pay for their victims’ National Health Service medical costs. Organised by East Anglia University Personal Injury and Medical Law Centre director Frederick Holding, the meeting of about 20 lawyers will examine whether existing legislation allows […]

Mandelson on the defence over Labour crime policies

LABOUR’S campaigns co-ordinator Peter Mandelson was forced to defend Shadow Home Secretary Jack Straw’s policy on crime at the Society of Labour Lawyers’ AGM. Mandelson was the guest speaker at the packed event at the Law Society, which saw the official unveiling of the society’s ambitious plan to raise £100,000 from City lawyers through seminars […]

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A successful partner in a Home Counties legal practice has been awarded £1.1 million damages after he was knocked off his bike in a devastating accident. Robert Atkins, who was a partner in the Bedford firm of Gareth Woodfines, was seriously injured in a cycling accident in May 1990. “He has not been able to […]

Sayer turns private eye over Regis

“Robert Sayer has missed his vocation,” muttered someone during a coffee break at last week’s Law Society Council meeting. “He should have been a private detective.” Sayer’s unofficial report into Regis to council members quotes from private e-mail memos between staff at Chancery Lane as their alarm about the problems with the computer system grew. […]

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