May 2013 Archive

New HSE code will reduce the number of local authority health and safety inspections

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For the purposes of enforcement of health and safety law, businesses are divided into two groups: those for whom the regulator is the HSE and those for whom the regulator is a local authority. More …

The Judgments Regulation and jurisdiction in foreign RTAs - An update

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In a recent decision concerning which jurisdiction is applicable to foreign RTAs, a French insurer was defeated in its bid to claim jurisdiction in France on the basis of their policyholder's insurance contract. More …

Quoted Companies Alliance new Corporate Governance Code – Not just of interest to quoted companies

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The Quoted Companies Alliance's (the QCA) new corporate governance code (the QCA Code) is not just for small to medium sized quoted companies but also a useful guide for unquoted companies with aspirations of being admitted onto AIM or ISDX. More …

Creditors duty to mitigate

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The efforts which a creditor is required to take to mitigate its losses is often a difficult one to determine. More …

Young drivers could face night time driving curfew (and other restrictions) to reduce accidents

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Young motorists should be aware of recent talks held between the Department for Transport and the Association of British Insurers (ABI), which focused on ways of reducing firstly the number of accidents that young drivers aged between 17 and 24 years have whilst driving on our roads and secondly the insurance premiums that they have to pay for the privilege of being able to drive. More …

FCA sets out new rules for the platforms industry

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Platforms have historically come up with inventive ways of charging, or seemingly not charging consumers. More …