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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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iLaw adds lawyer number 10 to roster

Start-up IP boutique iLaw now employs 10 lawyers ­following the hire of former DLA Piper ­commercial lawyer Rachel Laurent. Laurent specialises in commercial reputation management for media clients, as well as IP and technology matters. Since qualifying at Clifford Chance in 1993, she has worked in-house at the National Grid as well as at DLA […]

Bevan Brittan income up 1 per cent at half-year

Bevan Brittan‘s half-year results show turnover growth of only 1 per cent on the same period last year. In the previous full financial year 2007-08, Bevan Brittan’s turnover increased by only 1.5 per cent, from £41.1m to £41.7m. Bevan Brittan chief executive Andrew Manning said in a statement: “I am very pleased to report such […]

Blackstone wins pesticide battle with Government

Blackstone Chambers has won a long-running ­battle with the Government over the use of pesticides near residential homes near Chichester, West Sussex. The set, representing campaigner ;Georgina Downs, showed there was solid evidence that residents had suffered harm. Mr Justice Collins heard that residents exposed to pesticide-spraying had ­suffered from ill-health and blistering, with Downs […]

Field Fisher in redundancy talks with 175 staff

Field Fisher Waterhouse (FFW) has launched a redundancy consultation with 175 support staff in London. The firm said it hopes to minimise the losses, but added that at least 40 positions are under threat. A spokesperson for the firm said that no lawyers would be affected by consultation. Managing partner Moira Gilmour (pictured) said: “We […]

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