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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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Eversheds has appointed Giles Salmond, an indirect tax litigation director at Deloitte, as a partner in its London tax team, where he will lead the VAT disputes and indirect taxes practice. An indirect tax litigation specialist, Salmond has represented a wide variety of companies across all sectors including multinationals and UK plcs. After being called to […]

De Brauw and Hengeler join Asian rush

Chinese investment into Europe is continuing apace, and law firms are keen to make every effort to grab a piece of the action. While few have gone quite as far as SJ Berwin, merging with Sino-Australian firm King & Wood Mallesons last month, more and more are trying to get a foothold in the East. […]

Anthony Potter of No5 Chambers prosecutes knifeman at Birmingham Crown Court

Anthony Potter of No5 Chambers has prosecuted Cedric Brown, 46, who has been jailed for five years after carjacking a mother’s car with her two chidren inside.  In April last year Brown was escaping the scene of an attempted burglary when he threatened Lucy Lawton with a knife and told her to get out of […]

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Ex-Times lawyer suspended from practice for six months

The former head of legal of The Times, Alastair Brett, has been suspended from practice for six months by the Solicitors Disciplinary Tribunal (SDT). Brett appeared before the SDT yesterday (5 December) charged with failing to act with integrity and knowingly allowing a court to be misled in the conduct of litigation (2 December 2013). […]

Tougher product liability provisions following the release of long-awaited amendments to consumer rights and interests protection law in China

The rise of consumerism in China over the past 10 years, accompanied by huge increases in domestic consumption, has spurred greater regulatory enforcement in the area of product liability, as well as greater willingness by consumers to seek legal remedies in China. In recent years, and in response to major food-safety scandals and public outcry, […]

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