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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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10 per cent of fee-earners get chop at Jones Day Gouldens

Jones Day Gouldens is slashing 10 per cent of its fee-earning staff in London as it becomes the latest City firm to institute a redundancy programme. The move, which was announced internally last Friday (23 May), will initially affect up to 25 associates and paralegals, but may be followed by a proportionate reduction in secretarial […]

Law Soc to pay council members

The Law Society has committted £300,000 to fund allowances for its council members, the majority of whom are senior solicitors with comfortable incomes. Council members have never been given an allowance before, although they have been able to claim expenses for Law Society activities. Each of the 100 council members will now be paid £3,000 […]

Cobbetts signs up Stanbrook Hooper for EU advice

Manchester and Leeds-based Cobbetts has formed an alliance with Belgian trade law boutique Stanbrook & Hooper to provide its clients with EU law advice. The firms were introduced through their common membership of the State Capital Global Law Firm Group.

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