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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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Derivatives takes step towards global standards

The derivatives market has moved a step closer to gaining a standardised set of global guidance rules, with the consultation period for the new principles closing last Friday (14 June). The final draft of the Retail Structured Products (RSP) principles, which were devised by a group of leading industry bodies, including the International Swaps and […]

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Gibraltar is not only a member of the EU, but the phasing out of its tax-exempt company regime means it now enjoys access to the European Subsidiary Directive. By James Lasry Recent reforms in tax and fund legislation have made Gibraltar a particularly attractive jurisdiction for the incorporation of European private equity and property funds. […]

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The ability of special-purpose acquisition companies to raise capital very early on in their lifetimes has opened up new opportunities that investors are keen to take advantage of. By Kevin Butler and Richard Fear The private equity markets have seen the development of an interesting investment vehicle that, after a relatively slow start, now appears […]

Channel Islands

Nearly nine years after its inception, the Channel Islands Stock Exchange is booming. Alan Stevens reports on the reasons why The Channel Islands Stock Exchange (CISX) has recently seen a significant increase in listings of specialist debt securities – securities which, because of their nature, are normally bought and traded by a limited number of […]

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