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Sentencing Council publishes gross negligence manslaughter definitive sentencing guideline

The penalties imposed on individuals for fatal accidents in the workplace are set to increase after the Sentencing Council for England and Wales published its definitive sentencing guideline for gross negligence manslaughter. Walker Morris health and safety experts, Stuart Ponting and Robert Starr, consider the new guideline and the implications for employers and directors…

Energy Update – August 2018

This energy update includes the following white papers: CMA publishes final report on Heat Networks calling for new regulation The first National Infrastructure Assessment is published recommending growth in Green Energy NAO report on package recycling Update on Electric Vehicles Amendment Regulations 2018 – in force 24 July 2018 The Mayor of London’s Energy Efficiency […]

Will the revised NPPF lead to more affordable housing?

By Katherine Evans On 24 July 2018, the long-awaited revised NPPF was released. The omission of social rented homes from definition of affordable housing in Annex 2 of the draft revised NPPF has been addressed. Starter Homes are now included in the definition but secondary legislation is still required to set out financial eligibility for […]

Luxembourg publishes law on VAT grouping

As foreseen in our previous newsflash, the law on VAT grouping has officially been published, last Friday. The text – which provides for an entry into force on 31 July 2018 – modifies the general VAT Law. It now enables Luxembourg entities sharing financial, economic and organisational links to set up a VAT group, thus allowing them to […]

Reform of the Portuguese pricing and reimbursement system

By Edward J. Dougherty Following a recent reform in 2015, the Portuguese pricing and reimbursement system is sophisticated and comprehensive. Nevertheless, substantial discretion is allowed to the competent national authority, and this is the source of most challenges for innovators…

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Eversheds and Davis & Co both won roles on the sale of the Queen’s paint maker, Crown Paints, by private equity house Endless to paint supplier Hempel. The value of the deal was not disclosed, but it is reported to be more than £100m. Eversheds advised Endless and the board of Crown Paints on the […]

Baach Robinson pulls plug on trial

It’s a rare occurrence for a major commercial case to collapse because the defence has withdrawn part-way through the trial. Yet that is exactly what happened when five banks, including HSBC, decided to sue Saudi investment company Ahmad Hamad Algosaibi & Brothers, which was advised by Baach Robinson & Lewis partner Eric Lewis (see story). […]

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Inwards and upwards

Ireland’s domestic woes have not seen foreign investors become disenchanted with the country. Joanne Harris reports on law firms’ handling of a glut of FDI-related mandates Foreign direct investment (FDI) into Ireland has always been important to the country’s ­economy, but arguably never more so than right now.As the new Irish government, elected in February, […]

Troubles with the ex

The more corporate the law becomes, the more emotional the fallout: discuss. Our three main stories this week all involve contentious partnership issues, in different forms. Four months after a claim was first lodged, Greenberg Traurig Maher and former partner Andrew Croxford show every sign of heading for the London Central Employment Tribunal in September, […]

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Focus: SJ Berwin – Steady as she goes

SJ Berwin chief Rob Day has put the US firmly back on the agenda It is as though Rob Day is looking to write his own headline. As he stares out of the window of SJ Berwin’s 10 Queen Street Place offices, admiring the boats as they sail under Southwark Bridge, his PR asks rhetorically […]

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