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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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Deacon declared personally bankrupt

MERSEYSIDE solicitor David Deacon, a founder of the collapsed Liverpool firm Deacon Goldrein Green (DGG), has been declared personally bankrupt. Petitioning creditors, Chester-based NWS Trust, last week successfully applied for the bankruptcy order at Liverpool County Court. Deacon, who left the 18 office firm two years before it became the biggest ever law firm receivership […]

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Sita (GB), advised by Taylor Joynson Garrett, has completed a joint venture company with North London Waste Authority, advised by Rowe & Maw, to run the Edmonton incineration plant.

In brief: Lawyers hit the airwaves for Law Week

Preparations for the Law Society’s National Law Week (starting 22 May) are building up, with increasing numbers of local societies adding their names to the list of participants. Events include a stand by Manchester Law Society with a rota of solicitors giving free advice, a special legal advice centre for the Afro-Caribbean community run by […]

Conditional fees set to go ahead despite judge's fears

CONDITIONAL fees look set to be laid before Parliament soon after Easter despite a string of complaints about the draft rules by key advisers to the Lord Chancellor. Lord Mackay is taking another look at his controversial “no win no fee” proposals after the Lord Chancellor’s Advisory Committee on Legal Education and Conduct (Aclec) expressed […]

Lancaster takes over helm at Halliwells

ROGER Lancaster has succeeded Clive Garston as senior partner of Manchester firm Halliwell Landau, one of the leading corporate law practices in the North West. The move follows a 12-year reign with Garston at the helm of the firm during which Halliwell Landau has grown from “a small firm in Manchester to one of the […]

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