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Parliamentary group proposes a Financial Services Tribunal

Kevin Hollinrake MP (Co-Chair of the APPG on Fair Business Banking) has published his report titled “Fair Business Banking for All: How to improve access to justice for businesses in financial services disputes” (the Report). Following the APPG’s responses to the FCA’s consultation on expanding the FOS’s jurisdiction (CP18/3), the Report sets out various recommendations […]

Draft legislative proposal introduces a minimum price for CO2

The Dutch government has published a draft legislative proposal for consultation that introduces a minimum price for CO2. The minimum price is introduced by way of a tax levied on electricity producers. The tax is levied per ton of CO2 emission. In the proposal, the tax rate per ton CO2 is calculated each year as […]

Adoption of unregistered land as highway

By Paul Weeks Unregistered land in unknown ownership can cause a headache on development and the extent of the issue will often depend upon what the land is needed for…

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Cyril Dixon reports THE CONDUCT of lawyers is to be scrutinised in an extensive review of planning law set up by Labour. Shadow planning minister Keith Vaz is heading a panel which will look at the cause of delays, costs, confusion and anomalies in the system. Vaz says that one of the key areas to […]

White & Case sets up in Johannesburg

NEW York international firm White & Case is opening its 28th office, relocating Paris partner Ronald Goodman to Johannesburg to head up the operation. Goodman and other White & Case staff are currently in South Africa looking for suitable premises, and chair of the firm’s executive committee James Hurlock says the office will open as […]

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