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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 […]

Parliament in 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 […]

Criticism of the Government’s decision to introduce an extra death tax

By Nicola Preston A Birmingham barrister has raised concerns over the Government’s move to increase probate fees claiming it is an additional ‘death tax’. Under the new rules, estates worth £2m or more will pay £6,000 in probate fees, which is a 3,770 per cent increase on the current £155 fee. This is a reduction on […]

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Turnover boost for Ward Hadaway

North East firm Ward Hadaway has announced its year-end results, showing increased turnover but static profits. Turnover was £21.6m, a 6 per cent increase on last year’s £20m. However profit per equity partner (PEP) has remained the same as 2004-05’s £370,000, as first reported on www.thelawyer.com (14 June). Managing partner Jamie Martin defended the results: […]

Robin Simon outstrips Hammonds as boutique announces best-ever results

Insurance boutique Robin Simon is celebrating its best-ever year, with average profit per equity partner (PEP) now outstripping Hammonds, the firm it broke away from three years ago. Robin Simon is predicting PEP to hit £250,000 this year, a rise of 30 per cent on last year’s figure.In contrast, Hammonds reported PEP of £204,000 in […]

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A restructuring of its funds legislation, its proximity to Europe and good quality infrastructure are making Gibraltar an enticing proposition for fund promoters, says James Lasry The global expansion in funds has put considerable pressure on established fund centres such as Dublin, Luxembourg and the Caribbean. This has given rise to delays in fund establishment […]

Buchanan Ingersoll and Klett Rooney join forces

Pittsburgh-based Buchanan Ingersoll and Klett Rooney Lieber & Schorling have merged to form the Pennsylvania’s largest law firm, with more than 525 lawyers. The new firm, Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney, will have an estimated combined turnover of $265m (£143.71m). Buchanan chief executive Tom VanKirk will lead the new firm for at least the next three […]

Firm profile: Blandy & Blandy

Thames Valley firm Blandy & Blandy has a long and proud tradition in law, but since the start of the millennium, the firm has really hit its stride. Senior partner: Richard GriffithsManaging partners: Philip D’Arcy and Nick BurrowsTurnover: £5.2mTotal number of partners: 15Total number of fee-earners: 44Main practice areas: Employment, dispute resolution, company/commercial, property/ planning, […]

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