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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Law Soc halts rollout of new membership database

The Law Society has shelved a £500,000 IT project, citing “technical issues”. The Integradata management system was introduced in 2007 but has been plagued by problems, forcing the Law Society to revert to an older system. An external IT analyst was brought in for six months last year, but failed to kick-start the project. The […]

Dechert adds Bear in-houser to New York corporate

Dechert has hired a former senior Bear Stearns in-house lawyer to bulk up its corporate and securities group. Former in-house lawyer and managing director at Bear Ken Masotti has joined Dechert’s New York office as counsel in the corporate and securities group. Dechert head of corporate finance Henry Nassau said: “[Ken’s] experience advising on a […]

Cadwalader: Paul Hastings Seven ‘breached partnership agreement’

Cadwalader Wickersham & Taft has threatened to sue the seven London partners who are leaving for Paul Hastings, after initially promising an amicable separation. Former chairman Bob Link flew into London last Tuesday (27 January) to try to manage the situation and is set to transfer to London in February to rebuild the office. Cadwalader […]

Osborne Clarke outsources 75 support staff

Osborne Clarke has agreed a £50m that will see it transfer 75 support staff to outsourcing company Integreon. Former Osborne Clarke chief operating officer Chris Bull will join the US-headquartered legal process outsourcing (LPO) company in the role of European chief operating officer as part of the seven-year deal. Managing partner Simon Beswick said the […]

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