The Health and Safety Executive have clarified that, in certain limited circumstances, employers do have an obligation make to a report under the Reporting of Injuries, Diseases and Dangerous Occurrences Regulations 2013, or RIDDOR.
This case raises an interesting point: does a mistake in an application, which is not relied upon by a regulator when it makes its decision, invalidate the regulator’s decision to issue an environmental permit?
The European Commission is currently working on a proposal to postpone ‘the entry into force of the new medical device regulations (MDRs) for one year’ Stefan De Keersmaecker, a spokesperson for the European Commission has confirmed.
The Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) says that it stands ready to take any steps necessary to ensure customers are protected and markets continue to function well. It has published a range of information for firms dealing with the fallout from the coronavirus crisis. See the main webpage for links to additional resources, including FCA information […]
On 28 March, the UK Government announced a series of new measures to ease the unprecedented strain which coronavirus is placing on businesses across the country. Part of the package announced is that the wrongful trading provisions of the Insolvency Act 1986 will be suspended retrospectively from 1 March 2020. The Government has said that […]
The outbreak and rapid spread of the COVID-19 has roiled markets and disrupted business, threatening the global and local economies. In an attempt to support local businesses to overcome the crisis related to the effect of COVID-19, Cyprus Government have announced a number of TAX measures, which are yet to be finalized and submitted for […]
By Maxwell J. Brunette and Bruce Graham A new job protected leave was announced by the Alberta government on March 13, 2020. The general details are as follows: Under the Employment Standards Code (Alberta), employees will be entitled to take a leave of 14 days where they are required to self-isolate or are caring for […]
Recent amendments to Bermuda’s Investment Funds Act now require certain investment funds, organized in jurisdictions outside of Bermuda, to be designated and register as “Overseas Investment Funds” with the Bermuda Monetary Authority.
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Shoosmiths is considering cutting down partner and staff working hours by 20 per cent to weather the coronavirus pandemic. The firm has said it is consulting with partners and staff on moving to a four-day week, which will be on a temporary, voluntary basis and entail a 20 per cent cut in pay and benefits. […]
Hill Dickinson and Lewis Silkin are placing some of their non-fee-earners and associates on furlough in response to the coronavirus pandemic, The Lawyer understands. It is understood that one-third of UK staff at both firms have been placed on furlough leave, with the firms taking the decision to use the UK Government’s grant scheme – providing […]
DLA Piper has placed some of its non-fee-earners on furlough in response to the coronavirus pandemic. The firm has furloughed a number of people in its UK property and workplace team. The department provides premises and office services including management and maintenance of DLA’s offices. The firm states that the employees are currently at home […]
McDermott Will & Emery has made a second London hire in a fortnight, this time from K&L Gates. Anthony Fine, previously at K&L Gates for six years, will make the move to McDermott’s City office. He had also spent nine years as a White & Case partner prior to joining K&L. Specialising in the infrastructure […]
Simmons & Simmons is to delay partner distributions, echoing similar measures taken across the legal industry to reduce the impact of the fallout of the Covid-19 emergency. On top of the distribution delay, the firm said every decision about pay and bonuses will be deferred until later in the year. A spokesperson for the firm […]
Partners at Slaughter and May have been told they will not receive their quarterly distributions following a recent management decision. Senior partner Steve Cooke has suspended discretionary distributions to the partnership to ensure the firm can go forward during the Covid-19 crisis. Holiday allocations have also been addressed by Slaughters’ leadership, with everyone at the […]