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Latest Briefings

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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The Young Solicitors Group has called for automatic accreditation for higher court rights for all solicitors when they qualify. Chairman Richard Moorhead has written to the Law Society proposing it drop its “costly and complex” plan for elective courses.

Adoption highlights parental rights

Roger Pearson reports on how a father’s battle for custody of his son swayed the long-standing opinion of a family lawyer. Few lawyers have made as swift a U-turn in respect of long-held opinion than that of family solicitor Pat Monro. The senior partner of specialist London-based firm Wilford Monro admits that for some 20 […]

It has been a bad week for…

Kentucky lawyer Victoria Murden, whose attempt to row across the Atlantic solo ended when her 23ft boat capsized 1,000 miles off Land’s End. The Law Society press office, whose press release giving details of a Web site on the Millennium Bug suffered from some gremlins of its own and gave the wrong Web site address. […]

Junior “fave raves'

A raft of juniors from a broad range of sets were recommended in this area In London, the focus is on the “top dog” chambers specialising in family – Queen Elizabeth Building, 1 Mitre Court and 29 Bedford Row – although the spread of sets containing recommended juniors is far broader than for the silks. […]

Cape Town takeover

South African firm Hofmeyr Herbstein Gihwala & Cluver has added 20-lawyer Cape Town-based Walkers to its growing national network. Hofmeyr will pick up Walkers’ clients like Old Mutual, one of the country’s largest insurance companies, which is in the process of demutualising.

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