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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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Package for homebuyers promotes legal services

CONVEYANCING clients will be issued with free information booklets alerting them to further uses they may find for their solicitors under a new scheme. The Home Mover Completion Pack, devised by marketing firm Targeted Business Programmes, will be given to clients by around 1,000 law firms taking part in the scheme on completion of conveyancy […]

Barrister takes on rugby Super League

A LONDON barrister has been appointed to spearhead a legal challenge to the proposed u80 million rugby Super League. Jonathan Crystal, a specialist in sport and defamation, is acting for West Yorkshire rugby league side Keighley in its bid to oppose the plan. The new elite league will feature 14 of the sport’s top clubs. […]

“No win no fee” looks set to get rubber stamp

LAWYERS will be entitled to work on a “no win no fee” basis within months if plans put to Parliament are approved. The scheme will establish conditional fee agreements for personal injury and insolvency cases and those before the European Court of Human Rights and European Commission. In successful cases lawyers will be entitled to […]

Overseas posts feature in partnership appointments

MORE than one new partner in five appointed by a crop of leading law firms this year are based overseas. Some sources believe the figure reflects a trend in which UK firms are trying to open up fresh markets by expanding abroad. In the latest batch of appointments, eight firms have announced 81 new partners, […]

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