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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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In brief: Scientist duo set to advise at Lovells

Lovell White Durrant has recruited two scientists to provide logistical support and advice to its product liability and pharmaceuticals/biosciences group. Post-doctoral scientists Marion Palmer and Duniya Shah will help lawyers sift through complex scientific and medical evidence. They will also identify and assess expert witnesses that the firm may wish to use.

Litigation Personal Injury 16/12/97

Nelm v Portsmouth and South East Hampshire Health Authority – QBD 27 October 1997 Claimant: Beth Nelm, Incident: Medical negligence Injuries: Claimant suffered oxygen starvation during birth at St Mary’s Hospital, Portsmouth, in 1990, resulting in severe cerebral palsy. She is now quadriplegic and will never be able to lead a normal life. It was […]

In brief: Returned briefs cause for concern at CPS

The National Audit Office has highlighted the problems caused by prosecuting barristers returning their briefs. In a report on the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS), the comptroller and auditor general, Sir John Bourn, says the most recent figures show that barristers hired by the CPS return their briefs in 75 per cent of cases. Elsewhere in […]

L&G halves Lawrence Graham property work

Lawrence Graham will lose almost half the lucrative property work it does for Legal & General’s life fund with the insurer’s appointment of Berwin Leighton, revealed by The Lawyer two weeks ago. Lawrence Graham has advised Legal & General since it helped found the company in 1836 and until now has handled the work relating […]

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