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Guide to new rules for medical devices and in vitro diagnostics

By Vivian den Bakker The Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport ( VWS ) published a guide on 30 November 2018 with the most important changes in relation to the new European regulations concerning medical devices and in vitro diagnostics. The new regulations set stricter requirements for manufacturers, importers and distributors of medical devices for market authorization in the European Union. In addition, the […]

Case law update: December 2018

By David Smedley, Andrew Rayment Bellman v Northampton Recruitment Ltd – Employer held liable for managing director’s violent conduct The Court of Appeal has found a company vicariously liable for the violent conduct of its managing director at a Christmas party where the attack left an employee severely disabled.

New IR35 rules for contractors in the private sector from 6 April 2020

By David Smedley, Andrew Rayment New IR35 changes due to take effect in the private sector from 6 April 2020 will have a significant impact on businesses that engage consultants or contractors via intermediary companies (either directly or through an agency). Affected employers will need to plan for these changes well in advance. Following a […]

Ethnicity pay gap reporting

By David Smedley, Andrew Rayment Mandatory pay gap reporting on grounds of ethnicity (similar to gender pay gap reporting) could be on the horizon. In line with a manifesto commitment, the Government has published a consultation paper on introducing mandatory pay gap reporting on ethnicity grounds. The consultation comes on the heels of the Government’s […]

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Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft has hired one of the City’s best-regarded financial restructuring and insolvency lawyers, Linklaters’ Yushan Ng, as a partner in its London office. Ng was one of the Linklaters partners helping lead the magic circle firm’s distressed investment practice and served as the primary relationship partner for numerous private equity and hedge […]

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Ashurst seeks partner cash injection after Australian merger

Firm boosts capital in bid to synchronise UK, Australian capital structures Ashurst is to ask equity partners to pay capital into the firm for the first time as part of a financial rejig aimed at bringing its practices into line with its Australian operations following the merger with Blake Dawson. Partners will now input an […]

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Firms may see work from football clubs flowing back as strict FIFA rules kick in Arsenal FC may be used to signing players from overseas, but its lawyers come from much closer to home. The club is only four miles from the offices of Slaughter and May, its main adviser for matters such as player […]

Norton Rose boosts City insurance disputes with CMS’s O’Connell

CMS Cameron McKenna regulatory and disputes head Liam O’Connell is set to join Norton Rose as a partner in its insurance litigation practice. O’Connell, who focuses on domestic and international insurance disputes and policy coverage analysis, has been a CMS partner since 2001. After joining the firm in 1990, O’Connell moved to insurance broker Sedgwick […]

Dewey CFO finds new home at Florida firm Greenspoon

Former Dewey & LeBoeuf CFO Joel Sanders has resurfaced in the same role at Florida law firm Greenspoon Marder. Sanders, one of the defendants accused of allegedly running a Ponzi scheme at the firm in a lawsuit brought by a former Dewey partner (14 June 2012), has already joined the firm following Dewey’s high-profile collapse […]

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