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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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Tulkinghorn wonders whe-ther anyone could find a more bizarre use for one’s home than criminal barrister Colin Campbell, whose half-renovated house in Clapham has been transformed into possibly the smallest theatre in the world. A dividing wall has been knocked through to make space for four actors to perform a play entitled Rooms of the […]

Rowe & Maw scores brand-building goal

Firm moves into new league with 6 minute ad during England clash Rowe & Maw scored an advertising first for law firms last week when its name flashed up on perimeter screens during England’s World Cup qualifying match against Greece.`David Peters, broadcast planning director at media buyer Carat, said six-minute ads shown on electronic perimeter […]

Wessing in crisis as four more jump ship

Andersen Luther becomes refuge for Wessing teams as internal dissent sparks more walkouts Embattled German law firm Wessing is losing four more partners to Andersen Legal’s German arm Andersen Luther as dissension within the Düsseldorf office grows.`M&A partner Alexander Schröder-Frerkes and competition and energy partner Jan Byok are joining Andersens’ Düsseldorf office. They will be […]

Asda Property Holdings sells Stone Lake Industrial Park

Asda Property Holdings sells Stone Lake Industrial Park, south-east London, to clients of Henderson Global Investors for £5m. Asda Property Holdings advised by Ashurst Morris Crisp (Richard Vernon). Henderson advised by Olswang.

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