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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 […]

Claims management companies: The new regulatory regime

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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Strength of pound is challenging manufacturers, says Eversheds

Robin Johnson, partner and manufacturing expert at Eversheds, has commented on Vince Cable’s view that Britain’s economic growth is being hampered by stalled exports. Johnson said: ‘The strength of sterling has indeed been an issue for manufacturers for some time. If sterling was devalued, this would have resulted in an even stronger manufacturing recovery. Nevertheless, […]

Walker Morris regulatory partner shortlisted for Thomson Reuters compliance award

Walker Morris regulatory partner Andrew Northage has been shortlisted for the ‘Best Regulatory Lawyer of the Year’ award in the Thomson Reuters 10th Annual Compliance Awards. These awards honour the best practice, leadership and commitment to the compliance industry. The shortlist is compiled from a rigorous process involving nominations, research and then assessment by the […]

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Proposals for a new offence of failure to prevent economic fraud will be a catalyst for a debate which has been a long time coming. The proposals, announced last month at the Cambridge International Symposium on Economic Crime, represent a potential seismic shift in the application of criminal law to corporations and white collar workers. Corporate prosecutions […]

No5 Chambers sponsors Bristol Law Society’s Law Firm of the Year award

No5 Chambers is sponsoring the Bristol Law Firm of the Year award at the Bristol Law Society Awards. After a record number of nominations, the judging panel has announced the shortlist of nominees for each award. Nominees for the Bristol Law Firm of the Year award include Foot Anstey, Clarke Wilmott and Veale Wasborough Vizards. […]

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