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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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There’s a few more weeks yet before we’ll know whether or not Hammonds really has pulled itself out of its financial doldrums, but one thing’s for sure, Peter Crossley’s taking a very tough management line. While the partners’ conference was held in glamourous Cannes, it was a weekend of

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Scottish firm Semple Fraser has posted a 21 per cent rise in turnover to £13m, the third consecutive year of 20 per cent-plus growth. The firm’s managing partner Alister Fraser said the growth in tax-driven property deals had not only boosted the firm’s revenues, but had also increased the number of UK-wide deals in which […]

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Linklaters Lisbon names head of finance as managing partner

Linklaters has appointed Portugal head of finance and projects, Pedro Siza Vieira, as managing partner in Lisbon. Vieira replaces Jorge Bleck, who returns to full-time leadership of the office’s corporate practice, where he will focus on business development and client management. Vieira will also continue to lead the local finance and projects team, dividing his […]

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