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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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Druces adds to insolvency and property

City commercial firm Druces & Attlee has recruited two partners to boost its insolvency and commercial property departments. Insolvency partner Tim Bignell joins the practice from Kent-based Argles & Court, which completed a tripartite merger at the beginning of November to form one of the top five firms in the region. Bignell was head of […]

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Biddle is outsourcing the bulk of its marketing work in a bid to increase cross-selling across practice areas. Former Ladbrokes in-house lawyer Marie Stevens and her specialist business services group company Corporate Mosaic will begin working for the 35-partner practice in the new year. Stevens says that Corporate Mosaic was appointed “to extend clients in […]

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Law lords listen to noisy neighbours

Roger Pearson reports on the House of Lord’s ruling that landlords and councils are not responsible for their tenants’ noise. The tabloid press nicknamed the case “Nookie Towers”. But there has been a far more serious side to the action of London Borough of Southwark v Mills. The case has run its course through the […]

Ashursts faces deficit in property department

Ashurst Morris Crisp’s property department is struggling to overcome a deficit in its budget as an exodus of its assistants continues. According to an internal memo leaked to The Lawyer, the property department is attempting to recover from a deficit in its yearly budget. The memo, sent internally to lawyers by Simon Cookson, head of […]

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