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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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The Isle of Man’s decision to introduce a zero-rate income tax is intended to take the economy onto a whole new level in international finance. Andrew Corlett reports The Isle of Man has been moving towards a zero rate of income tax on companies since October 2000. The 2005 budget, announced on 15 February, confirmed […]

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Honda has overhauled its legal panel and dumped Eversheds, issuing the national firm with a damning rebuke over its client management skills. However, the national firm is fighting back and has already arranged for managing partner David Gray to visit Honda in order to find out what went wrong. Honda used Eversheds’ Leeds office for […]

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David Gold must be delighted that his firm’s protracted search for a silk has finally come to fruition. Unfortunately, in that time Herbert Smith has lost two of its own home-grown QCs – Lawrence Collins QC to the bench and, most recently, Julian Lew QC, who joins 20 Essex Street on 1 April. Murray Rosen […]

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