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India: The age of telephony has arrived

On 19 June 2018, the Department of Telecommunications, Government of India (DoT) finally provided its nod to several key recommendations (Recommendations) made by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on the Regulatory Framework for Internet Telephony in October 2017. DoT has released a clarification (Clarification) and certain amendments to existing licenses (Amendment), both of […]

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Walker Morris Banking Litigation partners Louise Power and Rob Aberdein explain the new regulatory regime and the Financial Conduct Authority’s proposals for changes to the regulation of claims management companies across England, Wales and Scotland…

Adjudication Matters – July 2018

The Courts have re-affirmed that, despite a contract containing an express right of set-off, it is only in exceptional circumstances that a party will be entitled to set-off another claim against an Adjudicator’s award. This case serves as a helpful reminder that a right to set-off is unlikely to apply to an Adjudicator’s decision. The […]

Two EU regulations on UCITS/AIFMD asset segregation requirements for depositaries upon delegation

On 12 July 2018, the European Commission adopted two delegated regulations supplementing the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) and the Undertaking for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities Directive (UCITS) on the safekeeping of assets by depositaries and their delegates. Their main purpose is to eliminate discrepancies among different national regulations. The following aspects will […]

Sleeping time is not working time says Court of Appeal

By Siobhan Fitzgerald The social care sector is breathing a sigh of relief after the Court of Appeal in Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake reversed previous cases and decided that only time spent awake and working should be counted as working time for the purposes of calculating the national minimum wage.

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Law Society chief announces retirement amid mounting crime solicitor pressure

Law Society chief executive Des Hudson is to stand down this summer, the solicitors’ representative body announced today. The announcement follows mounting pressure from criminal law solicitors for Hudson to resign over what they view as the society’s ineffective defence of legal aid rates in the face of government cuts (14 March 2014). A Chancery […]

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Virgin Media has appointed a new general counsel from American media company Scripps Networks Interactive. Mine Hifzi will take over from acting general counsel Pamela Claridge, who helped steer the media giant through a £14.9bn takeover by US group Liberty Global last year (6 February 2013). Hifzi will report directly into chief executive officer Tom […]

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In the current economic climate, it is by no means unusual, or necessarily unhealthy, for a business to obtain short-term funding by making use of an overdraft facility. However, according to many environmental campaigners, we are operating in the red in a far more important sense — humanity is overspending on nature’s budget. The Earth […]

SHE Matters — winter 2014: the safety, health and environment newsletter from DLA Piper

DLA Piper has released the winter 2014 issue of SHE Matters, a newsletter dedicated to safety, health and the environment. Contents The aggregates levy: exemptions on rocky ground Strict liability, or not? Conflict minerals — European developments European Union signs Minamata Convention on mercury Wildlife law to undergo major overhaul First-aid training: approval required? The new […]

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