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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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Wedlake Bell celebrates new office on billings upturn

Wedlake Bell has moved to larger premises as it reports a 5 per cent increase in turnover for the last financial year. The rise in fees to £16.6m for 2003-04 signals the seventh year of successive growth in gross for Wedlake Bell, with its London office reporting a 9 per cent spurt in turnover. As […]

Triumph of the mid-market

This was the year of the mid-size. When Berwin Leighton Paisner (BLP) released its 40 per cent profits hike in May, some thought it was a blip. It wasn’t. The Lawyer’s top 50 is a preview of The Lawyer UK100, out in September. Most figures are still provisional at this stage, so readers should refer […]

HR survey: Cobbetts

HR headSu Makin. Trainee retention rate 90 per cent. Assistant attrition rateLess than 10 per cent. Salary rangeNQ – £30,000;four-year PQE – £40,000. BonusesAnnual bonus awarded with value range between 3.75 and 6.25 per cent of salary. Training External and internal training on both legal and non-legal skills. AppraisalsAnnual appraisal system based on competency framework. […]

Cobbetts loses PZ Cussons

PZ Cussons has ditched Cobbetts in favour of Addleshaw Goddard. PZ Cussons has ditched Cobbetts in favour of Addleshaw Goddard. The move follows a decision by the FTSE 250 consumer company, which is behind brands such as Imperial Leather and Carex, to dissolve its one-lawyer in-house legal department and to outsource all of its legal […]

HR survey: Tods Murray LLP

HR headAshlie Turner. Trainee retention rate100 per cent. Assistant attrition rate7 per cent. Salary rangeNQ – £27,000-£65,000. BonusesOccasionally awarded for exceptional work or additional workload. Value up to £2,000. Training In-house seminar programmes, legal IT, management key skills. Appraisals Annual appraisals concern current performance, potential performance, future objectives and career aspirations. Partner progressionEighty per cent […]

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