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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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Govt slammed for 'petty' LC cuts

A bid by the Law Commission to employ more lawyers has been rejected by the Lord Chancellor’s Department due to cuts in public expenditure. Pressure on public finances also means that the commission is being forced to cut its budget by 5 per cent this year, to near 1994 levels. Secretary Michael Sayers is hopeful […]

City practices merge and share overheads

CITY firms Hobson Audley and Hopkins & Wood are expected to announce they will be merging to create a 14-partner practice called Hobson Audley Hopkins & Wood. The firms, founded in the early eighties, have been in talks since last July to form a more broadly based firm working in corporate law, litigation and commercial […]

PACH clearing system gets thumbs up

The Bar’s clearing system for trainee barristers has received the seal of approval from chambers and law colleges throughout the country. Details of the workings of the scheme – the Pupillage Applications Clearing House (PACH) – were discussed at a meeting organised by the Bar Council on 23 April. The meeting, attended by representatives of […]

City firm calls for openness on fees

CITY firm Davies Arnold Cooper has criticised what it calls the Law Society’s approach of emphasising what is good for lawyers instead of concentrating on what clients want. In a speech called ‘Legal fees – getting more for your money’ last week, senior partner David McIntosh launched the firm’s latest cost control protocol. The protocol […]

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