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India: The age of telephony has arrived

On 19 June 2018, the Department of Telecommunications, Government of India (DoT) finally provided its nod to several key recommendations (Recommendations) made by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) on the Regulatory Framework for Internet Telephony in October 2017. DoT has released a clarification (Clarification) and certain amendments to existing licenses (Amendment), both of […]

Claims management companies: The new regulatory regime

Walker Morris Banking Litigation partners Louise Power and Rob Aberdein explain the new regulatory regime and the Financial Conduct Authority’s proposals for changes to the regulation of claims management companies across England, Wales and Scotland…

Adjudication Matters – July 2018

The Courts have re-affirmed that, despite a contract containing an express right of set-off, it is only in exceptional circumstances that a party will be entitled to set-off another claim against an Adjudicator’s award. This case serves as a helpful reminder that a right to set-off is unlikely to apply to an Adjudicator’s decision. The […]

Two EU regulations on UCITS/AIFMD asset segregation requirements for depositaries upon delegation

On 12 July 2018, the European Commission adopted two delegated regulations supplementing the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) and the Undertaking for Collective Investment in Transferable Securities Directive (UCITS) on the safekeeping of assets by depositaries and their delegates. Their main purpose is to eliminate discrepancies among different national regulations. The following aspects will […]

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.

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Vetting may deny small firms role in PFI system

Small law firms are likely to be ousted from Private Finance Initiative (PFI) work following the Government’s announcement that advisers will have to be vetted by a new Treasury taskforce to be established this week. Paymaster General Geoffrey Robinson is setting up the taskforce today, to replace the semi-independent PFI panel and to approve the […]

Call to help Kenyan lawyers

Local law societies in England and Wales are being encouraged to form links with lawyers in Kenya as part of a new initiative to prevent human rights abuses of lawyers by the Kenyan authorities. The call to forge links is contained in a report on human rights abuses in Kenya drawn up by the Law […]

Litigation Recent Decisions 01/07/97

Investors Compensation Scheme claim form appeal (1) Investors Compensation Scheme v West Bromwich Building Society (2) Investors Compensation Scheme v Hopkins & Son (3) Alford & ors v West Bromwich Building Society (4) Armitage v West Bromwich Building Society (1997) Court: HL (Lords Goff, Lloyd, Hoffmann, Hope and Clyde) 19/6/9Summary: The true meaning of the […]

Hillsborough case goes into extra time

The case of the four members of the South Yorkshire Police Force who claimed damages over mental trauma they claimed they suffered as a result of involvement in the Hillsborough Stadium disaster in April 1989 may now go to the House of Lords. Three Law Lords have already considered an application by the Chief Constable […]

Censuring the media's lack of censorship

The High Court must decide whether two newspapers’ stories were likely to influence a jury’s decision, reports Roger Pearson. Judgment is pending in a contempt of court case involving the Manchester Evening News and the Daily Mail. The Attorney General, John Morris, has accused the newspapers of contempt for publishing stories about a Salford home […]

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