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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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MPE and Bovis face two separate suits

Lincoln-based Andrew & Co is acting for two plaintiffs, D McMillan and HC Carruthers, in their separate High Court actions against MPE Ltd and Bovis Construction, which arise from the same event. The defendants are represented by Birkett Westhorpe & Long.

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City University is holding a course for professionals who were made redundant during the recession. ‘Fresh options: a self-assessment programme for professionals’, running for four days between 15 March and 15 April, is designed for “highly qualified and experienced people” who want to move back into the workforce. The university says all the participants will […]

The league of legal nations

As part of this year’s comprehensive International Bar Association coverage, The Lawyer has compiled tables of the top law firms in seven of the world’s major jurisdictions. From information supplied by the firms themselves, we have ranked them in descending order based on the number of fee earners they have. While the number of fee-earners […]

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