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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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Lobbying produces draft laws

City lawyers have claimed success in lobbying the European Commission over continuity of contracts when EMU arrives. The Commission last week published several draft laws on European Monetary Union, including an article which specified that contracts written in ECUs should continue after the change to the EMU in 1999. Geoffrey Yeowart, Lovell White Durrant banking […]

Law Soc agrees to print supplement

Alison Laferla reports IT suppliers are claiming a victory after the Law Society gave in to pressure to publish a supplement to its IT directory that lists suppliers excluded from the original. The directory, Information Technology, published in August, claimed to provide guidance on how to choose an IT system and to contain information on […]

Litigation Recent Decisions 29/10/96

Foreseeability in tort claims Summary: Whether foreseeability is an essential element in proving liability in tort. Question: Insured is a property owner. He has DIY skills but has no specific professional skills in the building trade. He installed a soak-away near the top of an embankment. Owing to the unstable nature of the embankment there […]

Nicholas Cheffings on where landlords may buy insurance.

Nicholas Cheffings is a property litigation partner at Nabarro Nathanson. In the case of Havenbridge v Boston Dyers the Court of Appeal held that a landlord satisfies his insuring liability if he has struck a proper deal in the market. The court held that, in the absence of clear words in a lease, it was […]

Students expect rewarding but stressful career

They do not want the money, they expect their work to be stressful and believe the public will respect them when they become lawyers. A survey of post-graduate law students by The Lawyer found that more than half believe the legal profession is highly regarded by the public. The survey of 100 students, all studying […]

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