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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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CPS boss faces race discrimination case

A SENIOR Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) lawyer has been reported to the Law Society over allegations that he breached the Race Relations Act. Stephen O’Doherty, assistant chief crown prosecutor for the London CPS, is accused of breaching the Solicitors’ Anti-Discrimination Rule 1995. The complaint, which was made by Neeta Amin, a CPS prosecutor, has been […]

North west sets forge alliance

Top Manchester set 9 St John Street is extending its reach to Liverpool, by forging an alliance with 42 Castle Street Chambers, in what is believed to be the first move of its kind. Unlike many other sets in the North of England, they have rejected a full-blown merger because they believe it would damage […]

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In-house lawyers will be able to train for their own qualification from the year 2000 under plans drawn up by the Law Society’s commerce and industry group (C&I). The group aims to introduce a programme of up to 20 modules, that will include management and presentational skills, managing budgets and time-management. Lawyers will be able […]

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