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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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Mills & Reeve partner goes to Birketts

Top East Anglian firm Mills & Reeve has lost one of its private client partners to Ipswich firm Birketts. Jim Sawer has been a partner for more than 11 years at regional giant Mills & Reeve, but says he has decided to move because he wants to return to traditional private client work. He will […]

Tote hires Olswang corporate lawyer to lead privatisation

Olswang corporate lawyer Nigel Roddis is leaving the firm to indulge his enthusiasm for horse racing as head of legal at the Tote. He joins the state-owned betting chain as company solicitor and company secretary as it prepares for privatisation, during a period of flux for the gambling industry. Roddis says: “I wasn’t trawling around […]

Cadwalader gets first lady of litigation

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft’s London office has poached Michelle Duncan as its first litigation partner from rival New York firm Weil Gotshal & Manges. Duncan, a banking litigator, moved to Weil Gotshal after seven years at Clifford Chance with the office’s founding partner Maurice Allen in 1996. Allen left the firm earlier this year. But […]

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Clifford Chance advised Greenwich NatWest on a 22-year £70.9m refinancing of leasing arrangements entered into by John Laing to fund construction of the Ashford International Passenger Terminal. Clifford Chance banking partner Peter Kilner led a team of 13 on the deal. DJ Freeman acted for the issuer and John Laing. Denton Wilde Sapte represented the […]

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