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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 savage murder of Rachel Nickell on Wimbledon Common in July 1992 remains unsolved. Colin Stagg, the man who was accused of her murder, could reasonably have expected that his 15 minutes of celebrity, as predicted by Andy Warhol, would have ended with his acquittal in September 1994. He could have expected to be free […]

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Lovell White Durrant lawyer Julie Miller has been appointed head of a new office in San Francisco designed to encourage US companies in Silicon Valley to create jobs in the UK. Miller is a solicitor in Lovells’ corporate finance department and vice consul in the British Consulate General in Atlanta, Georgia.

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The meat industry may be worried over the effect of mad cow disease on their trade but the awareness of BSE has spawned a new area of litigation and more work for lawyers. Some of that litigation is already under way. On 9 April this column focused on the case of Lancashire-based Great Harwood Food […]

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