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Two EU regulations on UCITS/AIFMD asset segregation requirements for depositaries upon delegation

On 12 July 2018, the European Commission adopted two delegated regulations supplementing the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) and the Undertaking for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities Directive (UCITS) on the safekeeping of assets by depositaries and their delegates. Their main purpose is to eliminate discrepancies among different national regulations. The following aspects will […]

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 […]

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Dark day for solar farm

The High Court has allowed a judicial review claim to quash a planning permission for a solar farm in Wiltshire, despite it being already operational. Dove J granted the claim on the basis that there had been a number of legal errors concerning, in particular, the failure to assess properly the impact of the development […]

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“High-minded tosh”: Sumption lambasts establishment claims for Magna Carta

Supreme Court justice Lord Sumption has criticised “the distortion of history” over Magna Carta in a speech to mark the document’s 800th anniversary, saying claims over its significance are being made to “serve an essentially modern political agenda”. In a speech at the British Library yesterday (9 March 2015), Sumption said views of Magna Carta […]

Walker Morris appointed to major Manchester residential development

A detailed concept development is under way for two sites in Ancoats and New Islington, which will complement existing community facilities and transport investment. A local community engagement event was held on 5 March to share initial plans to sympathetically develop Murrays’ Mill, one of the oldest surviving steam powered cotton mills, into high quality […]

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