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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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In brief: McGrigor Donald partner joins Hammonds

Former McGrigor Donald partner David Baylis is now a partner in the corporate finance unit at Hammond Suddards. Baylis, who was at Allen & Overy for 10 years before joining McGrigor Donald, is being appointed as part of the firm’s programme of growth in the corporate finance field.

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A BARRISTER has won a national award for his plan to use a weekly national lottery draw to choose members of the House of Lords. Chancery specialist Daniel Lightman is this year’s winner of the Politics Social Innovations Award, handed out by the Institute for Social Innovations. In his entry, the barrister from Charles Sparrow […]

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Risk management is a concept which does not sit easily with the legal profession. But lawyers are soon to have a rude awakening on this front when Lord Irvine’s reforms begin to take shape. The idea is that, since they make money out of cases, they should be willing to fork out money to support […]

Ringing the changes at the Bar. Victoria Thompson urges chambers to reorganise to survive

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