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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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Granatino decision keeps prenups in limbo

The word ‘landmark’ is used all too ­frequently in relation to Court of Appeal decisions. Sarah Anticoni The Granatino v Granatino decision, regarding the enforceability of pre-marital agreements (PMAs) this month (TheLawyer.com, 2 July) is no exception. As lawyers know, but the ­popular press and the general public rarely appreciate, one Court of Appeal decision […]

School scraps

The College of Law and BPP Law School are famed for their rivalry. But what started off as the odd skirmish has turned into outright war. As we reported on Monday the College has announced plans to launch a branch in Bristol in September 2010. Indeed, as predicted, BPP wasn’t just going to roll over […]

Massive hiring spree puts Dewey centre stage

Dewey & LeBoeuf has been on a mammoth recruitment drive. Fred Gander Last week the firm’s ­Silicon Valley office hired a corporate team from ­Cooley Godward Kronish led by partner Richard Climan. It also snared banking partner Marshall Stoddard from Mayer Brown to lead its US banking team. Last week’s recruitment frenzy follows an exciting few months […]

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In 1876 the Appellate Jurisdiction Act created the judicial function of the House of Lords, the highest court in England and Wales. At the end of the month the Law Lords will pack up their judicial robes and wigs for the summer break, but they will have heard their last case in the House of […]

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