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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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Parklane Plowden Chambers and Walker Morris have provided 10 A-level law students with a unique insight into the legal profession by running a mock High Court trial as part of a week of work experience. The students, from Notre Dame High School in Leeds, were given just more than a day to study the evidence […]

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DAC Beachcroft will be licking its wounds today after an audacious raid by Clyde & Co on the firm’s Madrid office. The firm will be left with eight partners in Madrid after a team of nine, including four partners, announced that they would be joining their insurance rival. For Clydes it is the latest in […]

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Clydes moves into Madrid with four DAC Beachcroft partners

Clyde & Co is to expand its international footprint with the launch of a base in Madrid after raiding DAC Beachcroft for a team of nine lawyers, including four partners. The firm is in negotiations to take heavyweight insurance partners Ignacio Figuerol, Ricardo Garrido, Pablo Guillen and Miguel Relano for an imminent launch in the […]

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