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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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DWS Turkish nous wins Cadbury Schweppes job

Denton Wilde Sapte (DWS) beat Slaughter and May to score its first mandate advising food and drink giant Cadbury Schweppes. DWS was approached by the company to advise on its $450m (£228.33m) acquisition of Turkish gum business Intergum, owned by the Amram family. DWS lead partner Philip Goodwin said: “This is the first time we’ve […]

Barristers get go-ahead to entertain clients

The Bar Standards Board (BSB) has decided against explicitly restricting the extent to which barristers can offer hospitality to solicitors and clients. Instead, the board is recommending a “blush test” to offer guidance as to how far barristers can go. The guidelines recommend that barristers should not offer entertainment that either party would feel embarrassed […]

Manzoor slams amendments to Legal Services Bill

The legal services ombudsman Zahida Manzoor has voiced concerns about the detail of the Legal Services Bill. Manzoor, in her annual report, urged the Government to ensure the reforms deliver what was intended for the consumer and the profession. The report states that Manzoor is particularly concerned that recent amendments made by the House of […]

MBRM, Davenport act on Entertainment buy

Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw (MBRM) and Davenport Lyons have scooped roles advising on Entertainment One’s acquisition of the Contender Entertainment Group. The deal is for a total consideration of £49.4m, payable by the issue of 7.4 million ordinary shares in Entertainment One and £42m in cash. MBRM is advising Entertainment One on the deal, […]

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