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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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Court backs clerk's dismissal from chambers

A SENIOR clerk who paid a solicitors’ cheque to chambers into his wife’s account was “lawfully dismissed” from his post at 9 King’s Bench Walk, the County Court has ruled. But Judge Anthony Diamond QC said the chambers of Ashe Lincoln QC was only entitled to use Nigel Coyne’s “dishonest” behaviour as grounds for the […]

Fast-track libel hides 'dangers'

Lord Chancellor Lord Mackay’s proposals for fast-tracking smaller defamation claims could win support among newspapers but present hidden dangers to individuals, say lawyers. The proposed summary procedure would allow judges to dispose quickly of simpler cases for awards of up to £10,000. Santha Rasaiah, senior lawyer at the Newspaper Society which represents regional papers, warns: […]

Youngest-ever Ilex president

DAVIES Arnold Cooper personal injury specialist David Pipkin has been elected as the youngest-ever president of the Institute of Legal Executives. Pipkin, a fellow of Ilex since 1979, was appointed as successor to Marron Dodds’ Phillip Partridge at the first meeting of the Ilex council last week. He says his main objectives for his year […]

Time right for reform, says Pembridge

DEFEATED Law Society presidential candidate Eileen Pembridge is calling on her successful rival to conduct a radical overhaul of the constitution. Pembridge has already held a meeting with Mears to press for a constitutional review which formed a central plank of both hers and council candidate Henry Hodge’s manifesto. Mears also called for reform, but […]

Common language

The National Institute for Trial Advocacy has a growing reputation both in the UK and internationally, claims Peter Lyons They say that doctors bury their mistakes but what about advocates? An attorney who makes a mistake does so publicly, often in open court and apart from damaging the advocate’s reputation, only one person pays and […]

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