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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 […]

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 […]

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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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Clifford Chance and Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer are celebrating after scooping the lead roles on the £1bn London Stock Exchange (LSE) flotation of satellite operator Inmarsat. As first revealed on www.thelawyer.com last Monday (6 June), Clifford Chance, led by partners Matthew Layton and Adrian Cartwright, scored the mandate after advising private equity houses Apax and Permira on […]

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Your article ‘OFT forced to pay costs on Pernod’s Bacardi row’ (9 May) contained errors, including: The Office of Fair Trading (OFT) was not ordered to pay the bulk or 75 per cent of Pernod’s costs. Only on the issue of admissibility was the order for 75 per cent. In total the OFT was only […]

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