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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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In brief: Crown Estate Solicitor for Scotland

Malcolm Strang Steel, of Edinburgh firm W&J Burness, has been appointed Crown Estate Solicitor for Scotland. Strang Steel, who won the single appointment in a tendering process, will be responsible for commercial and rural property, marine and fish farming interests and litigation on behalf of the estate. A spokesman for the estate said Strang-Steel won […]

Informed decisions

The growth in the number and the magnitude of professional indemnity claims made against solicitors in the US has prompted fears that UK law practices will soon be hit by the same trend of ever-increasing litigation. Law practices that buy only the amount of excess professional indemnity cover they think they can get away with […]

The breaking down of global barriers

The challenge of going global is one which all large firms have had to consider during the last decade. Approaches have differed from firm to firm. Some have opted to set up offices abroad, staffed by UK or local lawyers; others have gone down the association route. Few, however, have opted for merger with foreign […]

Litigation Recent Decisions 06/08/96

Non-disclosure of police reports in appeal healing R v Secretary Of State for the Home Department, ex parte Paul Alexander Cleeland (1996). DC (Auld LJ and Ebsworth J) 25/7/96. Summary: Disclosure of all the evidential material upon which reports on the police conduct of a murder investigation were based held to be sufficient to enable […]

Woolf seizes the chance to answer back

LORD Woolf was beaming as he brandished his glossy green report for the Press. For two years he had been closeted with academics, IT experts, consumer interest groups, lawyers and judges pondering what it should contain. Now it was all over and this was his chance to defend himself against the critics. His glowing introductory […]

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