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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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Court of Appeal overturns Eady J libel decision

The Court of Appeal has ruled that science writer Simon Singh can rely on the fair comment defence in a libel action being brought against him by the British Chiropractic Association (BCA). In May last year Mr Justice Eady rejected the argument, ruling that Singh’s (pictured) article, which has been published in The Guardian’s opinion […]

North West councils negotiate panel freebies

Twenty five local authorities in the North West of England have appointed 35 firms and 26 chambers to a new panel. The North West consortium, which includes ­Liverpool City Council, has also selected an elite group of four firms – Beachcroft, DLA Piper, Pannone and Weightmans – as so-called ’partner firms’, which are expected to get more […]

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18 St John Street criminal barrister’s advice gives Corrie plots a real feel

Barrister Paul Dockery of Manchester set 18 St John Street Chambers has an unusual claim to fame: in his spare time he advises Coronation Street’s script writers on the legal aspects of the show. “It all started about six years ago when I was chatting to my friend [Coronation Street archivist] Helen Nugent,” he relates. […]

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PI rates expected to soar after Quinn Insurance enters administration

The decision to put Irish insurer Quinn Insurance into administration has sent shockwaves through the market and prompted warnings of dramatic rate hikes across the solicitors’ professional indemnity (PI) market. The Irish Financial Regulator forced the insurer, which is part of the larger Quinn Group, into administration yesterday.  It said the insurer would be closed […]

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Ashurst scoops Linklaters’ Stockholm chief

Ashurst has raided Linklaters’ Stockholm office for the hire of the magic circle firm’s Swedish senior partner Martin Börresen. Alongside Börresen Linklaters managing associate Pontus Bergsten will also join the Ashurst office as a partner in the corporate team. Borresen, one of the most respected corporate lawyers in Sweden, will join managing partner Jon Ericson […]

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