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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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Andersen Legal’s German legal arm Andersen Luther has voted in favour of a merger with Ernst & Young Ernst & Young voted this weekend and Andersens is expected to announce an agreement in principle in the next few days.The merger will create a link-up between Andersens and Ernst & Young’s associated firm Menold & Aulinger […]

Verner Liipfert scoops Afghanistan govt work

Washington DC-based Verner Liipfert Bernhard McPherson and Hand has scooped the interim government of Afghanistan as a new client The law and lobbying firm has been retained by the government to liaise with the US government over aid and investment. The firm will act on a pro bono basis.Earlier this month, President George Bush called […]

Children in care

A staggering 36,400 children are currently accommodated by local authorities under care orders. The number has increased by 27 per cent in the past six years. It is frequently, and sometimes incorrectly, assumed that children will return home under care orders when the local authority has said so in its care plan. The House of […]

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Tulkinghorn has been looking forward to the third issue of Lawyer2B for weeks. It arrived on his desk last week and he was pleased to catch up on all the latest gossip from the world of legal education, not least the progress of Eddie ‘the Eagle’ Edwards, the ski-jump hero and now a wannabe lawyer. […]

Silk earns over £2m from Bloody Sunday Inquiry

Silk Edwin Glasgow QC of 39 Essex Street has been paid more than £2m from the public purse for his work representing members of the armed forces in the Bloody Sunday Inquiry Defence minister Adam Ingram confirmed that Glasgow had received £2,155,288, which makes him the highest-paid lawyer involved in the inquiry.

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