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By Rob Aberdein Following on from the recent budget, HM Treasury has published a consultation on two new consumer credit policies. The consultation builds upon the Government’s call for evidence which was concluded in January 2018 and on existing successful practice in the Scottish Debt Arrangement Scheme (DAS).  The consultation offers businesses and organisations on both […]

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One rating assessment to be applied to neighbouring floors occupied by same business

By Matthew Forrest Businesses operating across different floors of a building, or other separate but neighbouring units, are now more likely to have their premises assessed together for business rates. The Rating (Property in Common Occupation) and Council Tax (Empty Dwellings) Act 2018 came into force on 1 November 2018.  The Act delivers on the […]

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Reed Smith wins High Court battle for Rihanna against Topshop

High street retailer Topshop has lost a High Court battle with international pop star Rihanna. Rihanna, whose real name is Robyn Fenty, instructed Reed Smith to launch the claim after the retailer sold T-shirts bearing her image without permission. Reed Smith partner Michael Skrein instructed 8 New Square’s Martin Howe QC to lead the claim. […]

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Hill Dickinson offloads Chester office to Knights

Private equity-backed Knights Solicitors has bolted on four partners and 20 staff through the acquisition of Hill Dickinson’s Chester office. Hill Dickinson said the move was part of a revised strategy to focus on and grow its international profile. Managing partner of Hill Dickinson Peter Jackson said: “Although we were approached by a number of impressive […]

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