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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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Wragges appoints energy and infrastructure projects partner in Dubai

Wragge Lawrence Graham & Co has strengthened its offering in Dubai with the arrival of Jonathan Brufal, an energy and infrastructure projects partner. Brufal has moved to the Dubai office to work alongside partners Tim Casben, James Foster and Shane Wilson. He will be focused on servicing the needs of clients in the Gulf Cooperation Council and Africa. Having […]

Khaitan & Co advises Sun Pharmaceutical on divestment of products to Emcure

Khaitan & Co has advised Sun Pharmaceutical Industries on the sale of seven Sun Pharma and Ranbaxy products to Emcure Pharmaceuticals. Ranbaxy and Sun Pharma have sold the products as part of conditions from the Competition Commission of India to approve the merger of the two companies. The commission approved the merger conditionally on the divestment of seven products […]

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