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Parliamentary group proposes a Financial Services Tribunal

Kevin Hollinrake MP (Co-Chair of the APPG on Fair Business Banking) has published his report titled “Fair Business Banking for All: How to improve access to justice for businesses in financial services disputes” (the Report). Following the APPG’s responses to the FCA’s consultation on expanding the FOS’s jurisdiction (CP18/3), the Report sets out various recommendations […]

Draft legislative proposal introduces a minimum price for CO2

The Dutch government has published a draft legislative proposal for consultation that introduces a minimum price for CO2. The minimum price is introduced by way of a tax levied on electricity producers. The tax is levied per ton of CO2 emission. In the proposal, the tax rate per ton CO2 is calculated each year as […]

Adoption of unregistered land as highway

By Paul Weeks Unregistered land in unknown ownership can cause a headache on development and the extent of the issue will often depend upon what the land is needed for…

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The bulk of legacy Freehills’ Singapore team has walked out on Herbert Smith Freehills in a move that highlights the challenges both legacy firms are facing over integration The apparent discontent and spats within Herbert Smith Freehills’ Singapore office provide a micro-representation of the challenges the firm is facing in integrating Herbert Smith with Freehills. […]

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By Alec Christie and Rose Bollard In the mobile environment, data can be collected and shared with ease. It is therefore of great concern to the privacy commissioner/Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) that each individual’s privacy is strictly protected, no matter what platform/technology is used. In May 2013, DLA Piper updated readers on […]

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By David Nessim The recent case Feltham v Bouskell [2013] EWHC 3086 (Ch) is one of the first to consider the additional sanction under CPR 36.14(3)(d), introduced on 1 April 2013 as part of the Jackson Reforms. Feltham v Bouskell concerned the professional negligence of a solicitor in failing to prepare a will for the […]

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