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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.

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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 […]

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Like Russian oligarch Boris Berezovsky, News Group Newspapers, owner of the now defunct News of the World, has created a legal market all of its own. Last week The Lawyer revealed that Linklaters partner Christa Band and 11 South Square’s Michael Silverleaf QC had been responsible for driving settlement talks for the newspaper group, which […]

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Ex-Mishcon partner jailed for five years over fraud

A former Mishcon de Reya property partner has been jailed for five and a half years for his part in a €22m (£18.4m) loan scam. The case dates back to 2008 when Kevin Steele was still a partner at the firm. In December he was convicted by the Serious Fraud Office for forgery and fraud […]

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The court granted an order for possession of land occupied by protesters outside St Paul’s Cathedral and orders for declaratory and injunctive relief. Civil procedure City of London v Samede (2012) EWHC 34. Queen’s Bench Division. Lindblom, J. 18 January 2012  The extent and duration of the obstruction of the highway, and the public nuisance […]

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