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“Almost all regulated firms” to come within the Senior Managers and Certification Regime: FCA launches consultation

The FCA has published proposals to extend the Senior Managers and Certification Regime (SMCR) to ‘almost all regulated firms‘.  If a firm is currently regulated under the FCA’s Approved Persons...

Written on 28 Jul 2017


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FCA’s July 2017 undertaking on unfair terms

On 12 July 2017 the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) published its first undertaking in relation to fairness of terms under Part 2 of the Consumer Rights Act 2015 (CRA).  This...

Written on 28 Jul 2017


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The Supreme Court issues a new judgment interpreting the criteria for calculating the thresholds for collective dismissals

On 13 June 2017 the Supreme Court issued a new judgment in which it clarifies that the closure of a workplace cannot automatically be classified as a business closure for...

Written on 27 Jul 2017


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The essence of the Law on the Guarantee of Market Unity has been declared unconstitutional by the Spanish Constitutional Court

The Spanish Constitutional Court, by Judgement issued on 22 June 2017, has declared unconstitutional several legal provisions of the Law on the Guarantee of Market Unity (articles 18.2 b), c)...

Written on 27 Jul 2017


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Distance voting: casting of votes through electronic means

The resolution of the General Directorate of Registries and Notaries dated 25 April 2017, issued in relation to the appeal filed against the refusal of the Registrar of Palma de...

Written on 26 Jul 2017


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Conflicts of interest. Duty to abstain from voting

Judgment 68/2017 of 2 February issued by the Supreme Court deals with the potential existence of an indirect conflict of interest when voting at a general shareholders’ meeting. The Supreme...

Written on 26 Jul 2017


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German antitrust authority assumes additional consumer law jurisdiction

A recent amendment to the German Competition Act has given the federal antitrust authority (the “Bundeskartellamt”) additional jurisdiction to investigate violations of consumer protection law. While the authority will not...

Written on 26 Jul 2017


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ET fees unlawful – Supreme Court rules in favour of UNISON and access to justice

The Supreme Court has today handed down a landmark decision in the judicial review brought by UNISON, ruling that Employment Tribunal (ET) fees are unlawful.  An order was made introducing...

Written on 26 Jul 2017


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Gender pay in the spotlight – time for employers to check their own house is in order

Few will have missed the media storm that erupted when the salaries of some high profile TV personalities were recently published. The Equality Act 2010 (Gender Pay Gap Information) Regulations...

Written on 26 Jul 2017


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