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SEBI introduces exemptions for companies undergoing insolvency

By Ashwin Bishnoi, Rohit Ambast Between 31 May to 1 June, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) amended a number of securities regulations to provide certain dispensations for listed companies undergoing the corporate insolvency resolution process (CIRP) under the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code 2016 (IBC). These amendments follow SEBI’s discussion paper of March […]

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By Norman Turvey Appleby Hope & Matthews had been AlphaLaw users for many years, and had reached the limits of being able to take the software any further. In order to maximise efficiencies and ensure their software would be able to meet their needs in the future, the decision was taken to review their current system […]

GDPR risks for retailers

By Jeanette Burgess, Gwendoline Davies Much of the focus in the retail and legal press in recent months has been on the eye-watering level of fines which data protection regulators can impose for infringements of the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) legislation. However in this mini-series Walker Morris’ Heads of Regulatory & Compliance and […]

Swiss Lower House approves corporate tax reform

By Maurus Winzap, Robert Desax On 12 September 2018, the Swiss National Council (Lower House– Nationalrat – Conseil national) approved the revised version for a corporate tax reform (“Tax Proposal 17”). It is based on the Government’s proposal issued in March 2017 and on the version negotiated in the Upper House (Ständerat – Conseil des États) in […]

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Laurence Oates, director of magistrates’ courts and criminal policy, has been appointed as the Official Solicitor to the Supreme Court by the Lord Chancellor. He takes over the post on 1 August from Peter Harris, who is retiring. Oates’s new post involves representing minors or mentally incapacitated people who cannot represent themselves.

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A long time ago in a galaxy far, far away a band of rebels set out on a mission to end the Empire’s domination of the universe… at least, that’s how it seemed at the time. If the theme sounds familiar, it is hardly surprising. As themes go, the “Do we stay in the regions […]

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Keith Diaper v Safeway Stores Plc (1999) QBD (HH Judge Walker QC) 15 March Plaintiff: Male, 51 years old at date of accident; 53 years old at date of trial. Incident: The plaintiff worked for Safeway as a warehouse operative. On 4 August 1997, a forklift truck, allegedly being negligently driven, ran over his right […]

Chambers breach Minimum Wage Act

Chambers’ practice of awarding unfunded pupillages is contrary to the National Minimum Wage Act, says an opinion produced for the Bar Council. In 1997-1998 nearly 200 pupillages out of a total of 700 were unfunded. The opinion, produced by Jeremy McMullen QC, Jennifer Eady and Sarah Moor, advises the Bar Council that pupils aged 26 […]

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