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Public Procurement Law Update

As a general rule, while the simple sale and purchase of land are exempt from the application of public procurement law, most development agreements between contracting authorities and the private sector are classified as ‘public works contracts’ and are accordingly governed by the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 (PCR 2015). The recent case of Faraday v West Berkshire Council provided further guidance as to when development agreements are not public contracts, and thus fall outside the parameters of the PCR 2015.

Independent Community Pharmacist magazine article - September 2016

Press clipping: Pharmacy and the Law Copyright CIG Ltd.

The vast majority of pharmacists are dedicated professionals who conduct themselves in exemplary fashion and abide by both the law and the profession’s accepted standards of conduct, ethics and performance.  Regrettably, the actions of some registrants occasionally fall beneath accepted standards and, in some circumstances, the scope or gravity of those actions is such that the registrant’s fitness to practise is called into question.

Employment Bulletin -  Issue 306

At the Tory Party Conference Theresa May said the UK will begin the formal Brexit negotiation process by the end of March 2017. The timing on triggering Article 50 of the Lisbon Treaty means the UK looks set to leave the EU by summer 2019. But, in the 13 weeks that have passed since the Brexit vote are we any more enlightened as to the potential impact of Brexit from an employment law perspective? And what are employers saying about the practical implications of Brexit in the workplace?

Independent Community Pharmacist magazine article - September 2016

Press clipping: Pharmacy and the Law Copyright CIG Ltd.

Earlier in the year, the Department of Health (‘DoH’) published a consultation document entitled, ‘Amendments to the Human Medicines Regulations 2012: ‘Hub and spoke’ dispensing, prices of medicines on dispensing labels, labelling requirements and pharmacists' exemption’.

Public Procurement Law Update

  • Clarity as to whether damages are an adequate remedy for a not for profit company

Kent Community Health NHS Foundation Trust v NHS Swale Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and NHS Dartford, Gravesham and Swanley [2016] EWHC 1393 (TCC)

Independent Community Pharmacist magazine article - Issue May 2016

Press clipping: Pharmacy and the Law Copyright CIG Ltd.

Buying a pharmacy is undoubtedly one of the most significant business decisions a pharmacist will ever undertake. If approached correctly, it can be prove a profitable investment; if handled incorrectly, however, the buyer risks losing their investment.

AIM High - Issue 14

The implementation of the Market Abuse Regulation (MAR) which took effect on 3 July 2016, continues to be the cause of numerous new regulations and guidance, of which AIM companies should be aware. Of particular significance:

Financial Services and Markets Act 2000 (Market Abuse) Regulations 2016

AIM High - Issue 14

The Financial Reporting Council (FRC) recently published a report on corporate culture and the role of boards, which considers the importance of culture in driving business performance, and considers the role of boards in helping to shape and embed a healthy corporate culture. The FRC’s mission is to promote high quality corporate governance and reporting to foster investment.

AIM High - Issue 14

AIM High - Issue 14

The fallout from the EU referendum vote has dominated the summer. It has also impacted on AIM, although not necessarily as was expected in the immediate aftermath of the vote.

Following initial falls in the value of AIM shares (the AIM All Share Index fell by over 7% two trading days after the result) there has since been a recovery. Two months after the decision to leave the AIM All Share Index was nearly 9% higher than the day of the vote. The AIM UK50 and AIM 100 indexes of larger companies rose even further.

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