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Draft Karnataka Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Rules, 2018

The Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 (MB Act) was amended vide the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act, 2017 (2017 Amendment) to grant certain additional benefits to eligible women employees. As part of the 2017 Amendment, the provision of a crèche facility was made effective from 1 July 2017 as a mandatory requirement for every establishment with 50 […]

Insolvency in Indian aviation: India’s new Cape Town convention bill mean for recovery and re-possession of leased aircrafts

Leasing of aircrafts is a prevalent market practice in the aviation industry, and all existing airline operators in India have currently leased a significant number of aircrafts in their fleet. In fact, a sizeable debt in the books of these operators is in connection with such leasehold arrangements. Insolvency proceedings in India, including the aviation […]

Supreme Court confirms commercial tenant’s statutory right to a renewal lease

By David Manda, Ruth Ormrod The Supreme Court has confirmed, in the case of S Franses Ltd v Cavendish Hotel (London) Ltd that a landlord cannot oppose a tenant’s right to renew its tenancy on the grounds of redevelopment or reconstruction if there would be no intention to carry out the proposed works should the tenant vacate voluntarily.  Walker […]

New rules banning harmful gender stereotyping: What financial services clients need to know

By Jeanette Burgess, Louise Power Jeanette Burgess and Louise Power explain the Committee of Advertising Practice’s imminent ban on harmful gender stereotyping and offer their practical advice for financial services clients. What is changing, and why? We reported last year that the Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) planned to introduce new rules banning harmful gender stereotyping in advertising. […]

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Reynolds Porter in Foot-and-Mouth battle

Reynolds Porter Cham-berlain is using Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights to challenge the Government’s decision to hold the Foot-and-Mouth inquiry in private The firm is representing four national newspaper groups – Associated News-papers, The Telegraph Group, Mirror Group Newspapers and Guardian Newspapers – in their bid to intervene in a judicial […]

German Christian Democrat leader returns to law

Cologne firm Cornelius Bartenbach Haesemann & Partner has taken on Friedrich Merz, the parliamentary leader of the German Christian Democratic party (CDU) Merz’s move follows Cornelius Bartenbach’s hire of a four-lawyer corporate team from local firm Leinen & Derichs, where Merz had previously been a partner.The move will strengthen further Cornelius Bartenbach’s profile in the […]

Sutti client denies Pentagon hacking

Italian firm Studio Legale Sutti has been instructed to defend a client in a high-profile hacking case relating to the defacement of the Pentagon's website and almost 600 other sites

Off kilter

The Scottish media has attacked the new human rights commission as pointless and accused the ECHR of bringing chaos to the country’s courts. Jon Robins reports The Scotsman newspaper did not pull any punches when it was revealed that Scotland was to have its own human rights commission. ‘Keeping the reins on chancer’s charter’, was […]

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