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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 […]

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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.

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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 […]

Criticism of the Government’s decision to introduce an extra death tax

By Nicola Preston A Birmingham barrister has raised concerns over the Government’s move to increase probate fees claiming it is an additional ‘death tax’. Under the new rules, estates worth £2m or more will pay £6,000 in probate fees, which is a 3,770 per cent increase on the current £155 fee. This is a reduction on […]

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London’s magic circle has profited from a buoyant legal market in Spain, but is still a long way from challenging Madrid’s local elite. This year Garrigues strengthened its position as Spain’s largest law firm, growing 10 per cent to record revenues of €193m for the year. Clifford Chance was the UK’s top representative in Spain. […]

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DTI pays charity £130,000 for time wasting

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has paid Public Concern at Work (PCAW) £130,000 for wasting the whistleblowing charity’s time. The Parliamentary Ombudsman found that the DTI had overturned an April 2000 High Court ruling over the operation of the Public Interest Disclosure Act in secret and had failed to consider the public interest […]

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