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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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Karanovic & Nikolic has supported the 2014 International Section Seasonal Meeting of the NYSBA, which took place in Vienna this year. The main topic of the meeting was ‘Rebuilding the Transatlantic Marketplace — Austria and Central Europe as Catalysts for Entrepreneurship and Innovation’. Karanovic & Nikolic’s Milan Lazić, who heads the firm’s dispute resolution department, moderated a […]

Report fully endorses DSSH model created by No5 Chambers barrister S Chelvan

The home secretary has laid before parliament the report of John Vine CBE QPM, the independent chief inspector of borders and immigration, on ‘An investigation into the Home Office’s Handling of Asylum Claims Made on the Grounds of Sexual Orientation’. The report fully endorses the DSSH (Difference, Stigma, Shame and Harm) model created in 2011 […]

UK public sector workers face changes to redundancy payments, says Eversheds

The UK Treasury has published further details of its proposed legislation aimed at enabling certain public bodies to recover redundancy and other exit payments from highly paid employees who return to work in the same part of the public sector within a short period of leaving. On this, Shirley Wright, employment law partner at Eversheds, […]

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Simmons expands into Luxembourg with five-partner office

Simmons & Simmons has announced plans to launch a five-partner office in Luxembourg to capitalise on the jurisdiction’s funds industry. The office will be led by partner Stéphane Ober, who joins from his own firm Ober & Partners. He is bringing with him fellow partner Pierre-Régis Dukmedjian. The duo will be joined by Arendt & Medernach […]

Collyer Bristow set to host cyber-security seminar on 13 November

Collyer Bristow will host a seminar on 13 November titled ‘Turning the tables on the stalkers’, which will focus on the implications for service providers and the effectiveness of current legislation and policing. Speakers will include: Nadine Dorries, Conservative MP, Mid-Bedfordshire — victim of cyber abuse Betsy De Thierry, founder director, Trauma Recovery Centre — […]

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