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Consultation on two new consumer credit policies

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 […]

Application of QOCS to defendants counterclaiming in personal injury

By Rebecca Livesey In County Courts around the country over the past year, it has become ‘fashionable’ to argue over the meaning of the word “proceedings” in CPR r.44.13. The essential question is whether a Defendant, by virtue of bringing a counterclaim including personal injury, is afforded QOCS protection against the Claimant such that any orders […]

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 […]

Austria adopts new environmental package

By Sandra Kasper, Philipp Strondl  On 25 October 2018 Parliament adopted a new comprehensive environmental package comprising: the Aarhus Participation Act; an amendment to the Environmental Impact Assessment Act; and an amendment to the Federal Environmental Liability Act.

Blog – Childbirth and primary victim claims for mothers

By John de Bono This is the clear takeaway from Whipple J’s powerfully reasoned judgment in YAH v. Medway Foundation Trust, judgment 5th November 2018. The facts are typical of many cerebral palsy cases. The Claimant’s daughter was born after a negligent delay in intervention in the face of signs of fetal distress. The Claimant […]

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DWF has continued its upward trajectory with revenue up 57.5 per cent at the half year, with growth largely driven by the February acquisitions of Fishburns and Cobbetts.  Turnover for the first half of 2013/14 stood at £93.6m, up 57.5 per cent from £59.4m. The firm said 10 per cent of that growth, or £6m, […]

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Graduate recruitment campaigns are moody and minimal this season Law fair season is here and graduate recruitment teams across the UK are grudgingly getting up at ungodly hours to schlep off to Exeter and other far-flung university towns to pimp their firms to the nation’s students. Success largely depends on how firms brand themselves, but […]

Eversheds’ Michelle T Davies receives Woman of the Year award in Abu Dhabi

Eversheds’ Michelle T Davies, who specialises in corporate strategy within the renewables sector, including mergers and acquisitions, equity raising and investment and exit mechanisms, has been named as the sector’s Woman of the Year at the Middle East Solar Energy Association’s annual solar awards presentation in Abu Dhabi. Davies advises across all renewable technologies including offshore […]

Should you tidy up your corporate group?

Public companies and large private companies that have been incorporated a number of years are likely to have accumulated a number of subsidiaries, some of which will be defunct. In other cases, the subsidiaries may not be actively trading but may have historic liabilities, actual or contingent. In both cases, it may make sense to […]

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