Explore — No. 2, May 2014: a magazine for the mining sector

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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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CMS posts tiny rise as results season gathers pace

It’s effectively a flat result for CMS in terms of revenue, despite the firm having bulked up its international offering with a spate of office openings and the occasional merger. The biggie in the latter camp is of course its takeover of Scots stalwart Dundas & Wilson, although as that deal only went live last […]

Walker Morris teams set to take on Oxfam Trailtrekker Gold Challenge

Two teams from Walker Morris are taking on the Oxfam Trailtrekker Gold Challenge, which takes place in the Yorkshire Dales on 31 May–1 June 2014. The Gold Challenge involves walking 100km (more than 62 miles) in less than 30 hours (non-stop) in a circular route that starts and finishes in Skipton. Two teams of four […]

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Privacy but at what price?

A EU court has backed the “right to be forgotten”, but what does this mean for freedom of expression? In today’s highly networked age, few can doubt the power of the internet to shape our public identities and biographies. We may delude ourselves that we control what is said about us online but the truth […]

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The harmony between KWMSJB and Universal

If King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin’s senior partner Stephen Kon should ever have a bad day, he could do worse than give client Universal a bell. The call would likely be music to his ears, if this week’s cover feature is anything to judge by. In it, Universal’s general counsel Richard Constant gives Kon […]

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