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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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CMS construction disputes head quits for Atkin Chambers

CMS Cameron McKenna construction disputes head Rupert Choat is moving back to Atkin Chambers full time on 1 March 2014. The partner and solicitor advocate was made CMS head of construction disputes in 2011 and is deputy head of the real estate and construction sector. He joined CMS 13 years ago after beginning his career […]

Conyers Dill & Pearman appoints Erik Bodden to its Cayman Islands office

Conyers Dill & Pearman has announced that Caymanian attorney Erik Bodden has joined its Cayman Islands office. Bodden, who was previously on secondment in London, was called to the Cayman Bar in December 2013. He obtained his LLB from the University of Liverpool in 2011, graduating with first-class honours. He completed the Bar Professional Training […]

The Guardian’s Gill Philips on steering the paper through choppy waters

It isn’t often that a US president changes policy based on stories in a UK newspaper. But that is exactly what President Obama did when he set out reforms for data collection and surveillance on Friday following a series of revelations about the National Security Agency in The Guardian. Getting those global stories into print […]

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