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Guide to new rules for medical devices and in vitro diagnostics

By Vivian den Bakker The Ministry of Health, Welfare and Sport ( VWS ) published a guide on 30 November 2018 with the most important changes in relation to the new European regulations concerning medical devices and in vitro diagnostics. The new regulations set stricter requirements for manufacturers, importers and distributors of medical devices for market authorization in the European Union. In addition, the […]

Case law update: December 2018

By David Smedley, Andrew Rayment Bellman v Northampton Recruitment Ltd – Employer held liable for managing director’s violent conduct The Court of Appeal has found a company vicariously liable for the violent conduct of its managing director at a Christmas party where the attack left an employee severely disabled.

New IR35 rules for contractors in the private sector from 6 April 2020

By David Smedley, Andrew Rayment New IR35 changes due to take effect in the private sector from 6 April 2020 will have a significant impact on businesses that engage consultants or contractors via intermediary companies (either directly or through an agency). Affected employers will need to plan for these changes well in advance. Following a […]

Ethnicity pay gap reporting

By David Smedley, Andrew Rayment Mandatory pay gap reporting on grounds of ethnicity (similar to gender pay gap reporting) could be on the horizon. In line with a manifesto commitment, the Government has published a consultation paper on introducing mandatory pay gap reporting on ethnicity grounds. The consultation comes on the heels of the Government’s […]

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C&W poised to settle £40m case as counsel walks out

Cable & Wireless (C&W) is on the brink of settling its £40m court case against 17 defendants in the same week as general counsel Andrew Garard sensationally quit the telecoms company. A C&W statement said that Garard was leaving the company “following the successful resolution of a number of legal proceedings”. He is replaced by […]

London brawling

Canada’s largest firm McCarthy Tétrault has faced many obstacles trying to establish itself in the UK with a small three-partner office. But there is one hurdle no other Canadian firm in the City has had to deal with before – the confusion between London, Ontario and London, England. London, England managing partner Rob Bryant recently […]

Jersey

Answers to questions about the rise of real estate investment trusts and the fate of Jersey property unit trusts will have to wait until the Chancellor’s next Budget, write Mark Lewis and Christian Harran

Expert witnesses report better bonds with firms

Relationships between expert witnesses and instructing solicitors are improving, as the number of experts instructed to appear in court increases. Nearly 90 per cent of expert witnesses said they found solicitors’ instructions at least adequate, and there has been a rise in the number of solicitors paying experts’ fees promptly. Legal training consultancy Bond Solon […]

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