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Draft Karnataka Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Rules, 2018

The Maternity Benefit Act, 1961 (MB Act) was amended vide the Maternity Benefit (Amendment) Act, 2017 (2017 Amendment) to grant certain additional benefits to eligible women employees. As part of the 2017 Amendment, the provision of a crèche facility was made effective from 1 July 2017 as a mandatory requirement for every establishment with 50 […]

Insolvency in Indian aviation: India’s new Cape Town convention bill mean for recovery and re-possession of leased aircrafts

Leasing of aircrafts is a prevalent market practice in the aviation industry, and all existing airline operators in India have currently leased a significant number of aircrafts in their fleet. In fact, a sizeable debt in the books of these operators is in connection with such leasehold arrangements. Insolvency proceedings in India, including the aviation […]

Supreme Court confirms commercial tenant’s statutory right to a renewal lease

By David Manda, Ruth Ormrod The Supreme Court has confirmed, in the case of S Franses Ltd v Cavendish Hotel (London) Ltd that a landlord cannot oppose a tenant’s right to renew its tenancy on the grounds of redevelopment or reconstruction if there would be no intention to carry out the proposed works should the tenant vacate voluntarily.  Walker […]

New rules banning harmful gender stereotyping: What financial services clients need to know

By Jeanette Burgess, Louise Power Jeanette Burgess and Louise Power explain the Committee of Advertising Practice’s imminent ban on harmful gender stereotyping and offer their practical advice for financial services clients. What is changing, and why? We reported last year that the Committee of Advertising Practice (CAP) planned to introduce new rules banning harmful gender stereotyping in advertising. […]

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Mears & Sayer in shock split

A rift has opened up between the former Law Society presidential team of Martin Mears and Robert Sayer, and it looks increasingly likely that the former comrades-in-arms will stand against each other in the 1997 election. Just days ago Mears was confirming that he would stand as Sayer’s vice president in the July elections. However, […]

Manches & Co and TSD booked by WH Smith

Manches & Co and Titmuss Sainer Dechert have won an estimated £750,000-a-year in property work from WH Smith after the book retailer held a beauty parade and ousted two of its former advisers: Bircham & Co and retail property niche firm Nathan Silman. It is understood Denton Hall and Charles Russell were also present on […]

Commons committee slams legal aid tests

The Public Accounts Committee of the House of Commons has criticised the lack of judicial accountability for criminal legal aid means testing, saying that magistrates’ courts have no incentive to get means assessments right. Taking evidence from Sir Thomas Legg, permanent secretary at the Lord Chancellor’s Department last week, the committee expressed concern at the […]

Scots get no win, no fee cover

The Law Society of Scotland has launched a new insurance scheme to cover no win, no fee compensation cases. The scheme is based on Accident Line Protect, which was launched by the Law Society of England and Wales in August 1995, but is a little more expensive. For a premium of £115, the Scottish scheme, […]

In brief: Scottish deals led by Maclay Murray Spens

Maclay Murray & Spens tops a Scottish law firm league table for number of deals. The firm handled 90 deals, while second-placed Dickson Minto handled 78, Dundas & Wilson did 66 and fourth-placed McGrigor Donald made 55. Maclays’ managing partner Michael Walker said his firm, with a total staff of 270, had taken on over […]

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