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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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In a week of uncertainty, the only sure thing was that Weil Gotshal & Manges bankruptcy star Harvey Miller would get a call from longstanding client Lehman Brothers. A 30-year long relationship with Weil made the US firm a logical choice for Lehman when the decision to file for bankruptcy was taken over the weekend. […]

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Gloves off at Lovells as UK squares up to Germany

Battle lines drawn as partnership polarised between Harris and Seisler in key election battle Lovells partners are bracing themselves for a ­bitter managing partner fight, with the firm increasingly split on national lines. In one of the most political management elections the City has seen for years, Frankfurt-based Continental ;Europe ;managing ­partner Harald Seisler is […]

Paris Smith & Randall

UK 200 Position: 151 Position: 135Firm: Paris Smith & Randall Turnover: £14.0mRevenue per fee-earner: £113KRevenue per lawyer: £154KRevenue per partner: £538KTotal number of fee-earners: 124Total number of qualified partners: 91Total number of partners: 26Total number of female partners: 0Total number of staff: 182 Web: www.parissmith.co.uk Telephone: 02380 482 482 Fax: 02380 482 229 No. of […]

Dawsons

UK 200 Position: 156= Turnover:… Position: 161Firm: Dawsons Turnover: £10.9mRevenue per fee-earner: £195KRevenue per lawyer: £260KRevenue per partner: £519KTotal number of fee-earners: 56Total number of qualified partners: 42Total number of partners: 21Total number of female partners: 0Total number of staff: 104

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