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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 […]

Employment Briefing – June 2018

This month’s newsletter covers: Gender pay gap reporting – are you on track for next year’s report? Proposals to enhance workplace rights for fathers EHRC highlights deficient workplace protections against sexual harassment Changes to taxation of termination payments Employers who engage contractors – Be aware of new corporate criminal offences for failing to prevent facilitation […]

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Trio of London boroughs merge legal services as part of spending squeeze

Three London boroughs have announced their plans to merge back office functions, including legal services, in a move designed to generate £35m of savings by 2014. Together the three legal departments of Hammersmith & Fulham, Kensington & Chelsea and Westminster employ 122 people, including 70 lawyers, and spend £11m on internal and external matters and […]

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RJW media boss walks as firm targets volume work

Russell Jones & Walker (RJW) is to pull back from top-end media libel and privacy work, prompting the departure of media chief Sarah Webb. Webb is leaving for Payne Hicks Beach, home to top family lawyer Fiona Shackleton, where she is expected to build a reputation management practice. “The family team has clients who want to keep out […]

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4 Pump Court silk quits bar for partnership at Australia’s Clayton Utz

Insurance and re-insurance silk John Rowland QC, who practises at 4 Pump Court, is to leave the English bar to join Australian firm Clayton Utz. Rowland, who has worked for the last 30 years at 4 Pump Court, will join the Australian firm as a partner. Rowland has been regularly instructed by Clayton Utz over […]

Ogier and Carey Olsen join magic circle duo on £17bn GDF Suez deal

Offshore firms Ogier and Carey Olsen joined magic circle firms Clifford Chance and Linklaters and French independent Bredin Prat on one of the biggest M&A transactions to complete so far this year. Linklaters, Bredin Prat and Ogier advised GDF Suez on its £17.1bn investment in International Power, which closed 3 February. The deal sees GDF […]

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