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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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Leading criminal practice Burton Copeland has won a court battle to allow the disgraced former Conservative minister Jonathan Aitken to pay his daughter’s legal fees. Victoria Aitken was arrested last year over an alleged conspiracy to pervert the course of justice, relating to a statement she signed as part of her father’s libel action against […]

OSS failures shame the legal profession

THE OFFICE for the Supervision of Solicitors (OSS) was in the firing line yet again last week, after being ordered to pay u1,000 compensation for poor complaints handling. Legal Services Ombudsman, Ann Abraham’s ruling highlighted how the OSS had failed at the most basic level to reply to the complainants letters and phone calls. Sadly, […]

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Mike Tyson may be back in jail, but Derry “Rowdy” Irvine and Jack “Hard Man” Straw have stepped into the ring in this thrilling “Clash of the Civil Servants”. The Lord Chancellor’s Department (LCD) and the Home Office clashed again last week when LCD Minister of State, Geoff “The Boy” Hoon slated the way civil […]

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