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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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St Philip's Chambers builds on core strengths with triple gain

Birmingham set St Philip’s Chambers has hired three tenants from a rival chambers in a bid to strengthen its core practice areas. The three tenants leaving 6 Fountain Court Chambers will join today (26 February). Senior insolvency practitioner and recorder Avtar Khangure will join the existing insolvency team and will become the team’s sole tenant […]

Radcliffes to gain lucrative Italian work with City senior lawyer hire

London firm Radcliffes is poised to win work in Italy, potentially worth millions, after strengthening its cross-border capability by luring a dual-qualified senior lawyer to join the practice as a consultant. The Italian group comprises associate Nello Pasquini, a dual-qualified corporate lawyer, and founder and head Michael Nathanson. Nathanson anticipates that sole practitioner Arturio Barone’s […]

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Development Securities agrees £37m forward funding with Morley Fund Management for the 132,000sq ft second phase of Cambourne Business Park, Cambridge. Development Securities advised by Linklaters & Alliance (Andy Bruce). Morley Fund advised by Penningtons (Peter Howard). John Laing Property sells Reading office development Kings Wharf to an Irish syndicate assembled by Hamilton Osborne King […]

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