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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.

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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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Insurance company ACE group has appointed Susan McDonald to the role of regional general counsel for Eurasia and Africa as it continues to build up its management team in the region. McDonald, who has been the legal and compliance manager for MENA for over five years, will be responsible for overseeing the legal and compliance […]

Shoosmiths partner wins national Client Choice Award for intellectual property

Shoosmiths is celebrating a national award win for client service after IP partner Gary Assim was named the UK’s ‘Intellectual Property – Copyright’ winner – for the second consecutive year – at the Client Choice Awards, 2015. Assim is national head of the intellectual property and creative industry group as well as leading the retail sector group […]

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When we read the headline ‘Judges behaving badly’, we naturally think of Lords Sumption and Neuberger hanging out together in a poky flat, drinking beer and occasionally trying to woo Baroness Hale upstairs with hilarious consequences. We may write the script one day, but for now you’ll have to make do with this, frankly more […]

Telekom Slovenije buys mobile network, with legal advice from Schoenherr on call

Schoenherr advised Telekom Slovenije on its acquisition of Slovenian mobile virtual network operator Debitel Telekomunikacije from sellers ACH and Svema Trade. Telekom Slovenije is among the most comprehensive communication service providers in South-Eastern Europe. Debitel has 90,000 users, making it the fourth-largest wireless provider in Slovenia. Schoenherr partner Marko Prušnik led the team advising Telekom […]

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