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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.

Report of the Independent Review of the FOS is published

By Richard Hayllar On the 12 July 2018, the Financial Ombudsman Service (the FOS) published a report on an Independent Review carried out by Richard Lloyd (former Which? executive). The review was undertaken following the broadcast of the Channel 4 Dispatches programme which set out a number of concerns about the handling of FOS complaints.

Efficient arbitration, part 2: Launching an Efficient Arbitration

Kicking off our series on efficiency in arbitration, our first article, Efficient Arbitration – Part 1: Metrics sets out our idea of an efficient arbitration: Achieving the best possible outcome with the least amount of resources. A range of tools are available to focus the spending of resources. Resources should be invested, not wasted. The selection of […]

Efficient arbitration, part 1: Metrics

This is the first in a series of articles by Schoenherr focusing on efficiency in arbitration. In our series, we will explore various tools which serve to improve the efficiency of any given arbitration and so achieve a favourable outcome without wasting resources. But before exploring those tools we need to determine what efficient arbitration […]

Amendment of the Code of Conduct for Pharmaceutical Advertising

The Code of Conduct for Pharmaceutical Advertising (Code of Conduct) (In Dutch: Gedragscode Geneesmiddelenreclame) has been amended as of 1 July, 2018. The changes come as a response to the amendments to the policy rules providing guidance on the ban of inducements regarding medicinal products, which entered into force 1 April, 2018 (Policy Rules) (In Dutch: Beleidsregels gunstbetoon Geneesmiddelenwet […]

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Dewey & LeBoeuf has made up three new partners in London as part of a round that has seen a total of 20 made up across the firm. As well as the three London promotions, Milan has received two new partners and Moscow has received one while in the US seven were made up in […]

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DLA loses last Glasgow real estate partner

DLA Piper has been hit by another departure from its Scottish real estate practice, with the exit of its sole remaining Glasgow property partner. Anne McGregor is ­leaving the firm ­following the departure of property ­partners David Thomson and Graeme Sunter last month. One associate has been made ;redundant ;and two assistants are set to […]

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