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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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London and Asia

Australian law firms are taking a hard look at their foreign operations and discarding those that cost too much. In New York, Mallesons Stephen Jaques and Allen Allen & Hemsley shut down their offices, while in London, Freehill Hollingdale & Page recently announced the closure of its office and demonstrated that the London connection is […]

Napier bows out as threat to Mears rises

A NATIONAL campaign to oust Martin Mears from Chancery Lane received an immediate setback over the weekend when Michael Napier, the personal injury lawyers’ leader, announced he would not be challenging the president. The campaign for the Law Society presidency began in earnest last Friday with the launch of a national solicitors’ group determined to […]

Legal aid fee earner league distorted, says Law Society

A TOP 10 list of leading legal aid fee earning firms has been greeted with claims that the figures are distorted. For the first time, the Lord Chancellor’s Department has published a list of the leading legal aid earners by name. But Russell Wallman, head of professional policy at the Law Society, said the figures, […]

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