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Sleeping time is not working time says Court of Appeal

By Siobhan Fitzgerald The social care sector is breathing a sigh of relief after the Court of Appeal in Royal Mencap Society v Tomlinson-Blake reversed previous cases and decided that only time spent awake and working should be counted as working time for the purposes of calculating the national minimum wage.

Report of the Independent Review of the FOS is published

By Richard Hayllar On the 12 July 2018, the Financial Ombudsman Service (the FOS) published a report on an Independent Review carried out by Richard Lloyd (former Which? executive). The review was undertaken following the broadcast of the Channel 4 Dispatches programme which set out a number of concerns about the handling of FOS complaints.

Efficient arbitration, part 2: Launching an Efficient Arbitration

Kicking off our series on efficiency in arbitration, our first article, Efficient Arbitration – Part 1: Metrics sets out our idea of an efficient arbitration: Achieving the best possible outcome with the least amount of resources. A range of tools are available to focus the spending of resources. Resources should be invested, not wasted. The selection of […]

Efficient arbitration, part 1: Metrics

This is the first in a series of articles by Schoenherr focusing on efficiency in arbitration. In our series, we will explore various tools which serve to improve the efficiency of any given arbitration and so achieve a favourable outcome without wasting resources. But before exploring those tools we need to determine what efficient arbitration […]

Amendment of the Code of Conduct for Pharmaceutical Advertising

The Code of Conduct for Pharmaceutical Advertising (Code of Conduct) (In Dutch: Gedragscode Geneesmiddelenreclame) has been amended as of 1 July, 2018. The changes come as a response to the amendments to the policy rules providing guidance on the ban of inducements regarding medicinal products, which entered into force 1 April, 2018 (Policy Rules) (In Dutch: Beleidsregels gunstbetoon Geneesmiddelenwet […]

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FSP swallows up Brain & Brain

The long-established Reading firm Brain & Brain is to be taken over by Field Seymour Parkes, also of Reading. The five Brain & Brain partners will be employed at FSP as consultants and assistants, with the expanded firm using the FSP name. Prior to the merger, FSP had 27 fee earners, of whom eight are […]

Lambeth offloads 20 lawyers as it scraps its in-house team

The Borough of Lambeth has effectively scrapped its in-house legal team, shedding several staff members and putting around 10 others out to six small practices scattered around the country. Lambeth councillors voted last year to externalise 85 per cent of the borough’s legal work in an attempt to revamp its image. Lambeth’s head of legal […]

Litigation Recent Decisions 8/7/97

Decisions are taken from Lawtel’s legal database. LTL: Lawtel report; TLR: Times Law Reports; ILR: Independent Law Report Council appeals damages claim in snow accident Emma Cross v Kirklees Metropolitan Council (1997) Court: CA (Evans LJ, Millett LJ and Sir Ralph Gibson) 27/6/9Summary: Scope of a highway authority’s duty to clear snow and ice from […]

Litigation Personal Injury 8/7/97

Morris v Arc Homes – CA 24 June 1997 Incident: Accident at work Appeal issue: Quantum Appeal contentions: Plaintiff’s appeal from judgment of Judge Previte QC, Plymouth County Court, 25 September 1996, awarding plaintiff damages of £10,934. Appellant was site agent for defendant and sustained the injury when driving a fork lift truck which toppled […]

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