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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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David Lowry’s lawyer Gudrun Parasie has asked us to point out that his case against the legality of the Portuguese criminal code will be heard in the European Court of Human Rights not the European Court of Justice as we reported last week.

Dispute over right of way

Lady Violet Aitken, Timothy Aitken and the trustees of the Beaverbrook Foundation have launched a right of way action in the High Court against Rosebay Investment (Private), of London WC2. The foundation plans to use Cherkley Court, Leatherhead, for educational and public purposes, but claims the right of way to the premises has been blocked […]

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Northern souls lead the field

Once again it is the North West leading the regions – this time in the family Bar. But few sets display the depth required The regional family Bar comes with a raft of recommended individuals but the problem, as often seems to be the case, is that there are few sets with real strength and […]

In brief: Ex-MI5 man is given leave to seek review

David Shayler, the ex-MI5 officer jailed in Paris awaiting extradition to the UK, has been granted leave to seek judicial review in the High Court of the decision of Bow Street Magistrates Court to refuse him legal aid. His lawyer, Liberty director John Wadham, said the magistrates “should do the decent thing”.

LCD blueprint heralds virtual future for law

Virtual court hearings and legal information kiosks in shopping malls are among the advances envisaged by the Lord Chancellor’s Department (LCD) in a consultation paper launched last week. The paper, which will form the basis of a 15-year strategy for IT and the courts, goes beyond Lord Woolf’s Access to Justice proposals and embody many […]

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