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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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There is little glamour about taking a company public, but it is financially rewarding. By Margaret Taylor With their headline-grabbing activity, not to mention eye-watering legal fees, take privates are firmly placed at the racier end of corporate activity. At the opposite end of the spectrum is the more pedestrian task of taking companies public, […]

Nabarro associates want stepping stones

Nabarro associates have taken a proactive approach to coming up with the firm’s alternative career path structure. When the firm’s managing partner Nicky Paradise set up the liaison team, comprised of associates and HR executives, she was inundated with ideas of how the firm can further graduate the route from associate to partner. While associates […]

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A quarter of all lawyers want to get out of the law, according to the largest-ever research programme in the legal profession. The report, commissioned by The Lawyer and carried out by YouGov, found that a stunning 24 per cent of lawyers would like a change of career. This figure rises to a third among […]

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