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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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Remember Libor? It was that name that sounded a bit like the hunchbacked assistant to Dr Frankenstein in many a Hammer Horror film, but was in fact something to do with banks that only about six people understood. In fact it is the London interbank offered rate, and there has been a huge scandal around […]

Eversheds secures contract as primary legal services provider for IATA

Eversheds has secured a contract as the primary legal services provider for the International Air Transport Association (IATA) across Europe, northern Asia and the Asia-Pacific, in addition to the existing contract to deliver legal services in Africa and the Middle East. IATA is the trade association for the world’s airlines and works with members and […]

Schoenherr expands EU and competition practice into new Brussels office

Schoenherr is expanding its EU and competition practice with a reinforced and newly staffed office in Brussels. Volker Weiss, a partner in Schoenherr’s competition practice, will head the Belgium office. Volker Weiss has relocated from Vienna to Brussels, where he leads a team of EU and competition law specialists from Schoenherr’s CEE offices. Schoenherr has […]

Public sector — gas and fire safety enforcement FAQs

By Bukola Aremu How do public sector landlords tackle the problem of access in respect of gas safety inspections and fire safety risk in leasehold properties? It a question that continues to be raised by social landlords and although a number of measures have been put in place to assist landlords not enough has been […]

The Financial Report — CSA proposes prospectus amendments; ASIC on use of internet for selling securities; and more

DLA Piper has released the latest version (Volume 3, No.5) of The Financial Report, featuring news and analysis from across the financial sector. Contents Discussion and analysis News from the Americas News from Europe Global regulators US Securities and Exchange Commission developments US Commodity Futures Trading Commission developments US banking developments US judicial developments US […]

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