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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 […]

Ireland: Proposed amendments to the Parental Leave Bill

The Parental Leave (Amendment) Bill 2017, which extends the applicability and duration of parental leave, was passed by the Dail yesterday. The Bill will now proceed to the Seanad where it must be passed before it is signed into law by the President. If enacted, the legislation will come into operation three months after its […]

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Murex challenge

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Price cutting ploys will 'backfire'

LAW firms are slashing fees and even offering to work for nothing in order to win beauty parades, it is claimed. But the trend for short-term price cuts will buy turnover not profit and will eventually backfire against fee-desperate practices, says a leading City lawyer. David McIntosh, senior partner at Davies Arnold Cooper, told a […]

Ensure you insure if going offshore

Guy Fitzmaurice examines how firms get the best deal on travel insurance for staff Given that staff are one of a law firm’s most valuable assets, arranging proper insurance cover for when they go abroad is an important exercise. Firms normally get their general insurance broker to arrange cover, or they may talk directly to […]

Day hopeful for PoW pay-out

FORMER prisoners of war held by the Japanese during World War II may receive compensation by the end of the year if legal action started last month is successful. UK solicitor Martyn Day, who is working on the case with a team of Japanese lawyers, says pay-outs may be secured for almost 25,000 Allied PoWs […]

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