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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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In response to widespread dissatisfaction with the current defamation law a working group was established under Lord Justice Neill to investigate how to streamline the procedure. The committee’s report has resulted in the Lord Chancellor’s Department issuing a consultation paper that includes a draft Defamation Bill. The aim of the Bill is to introduce new […]

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Christopher Jackson, partner with Richards Butler, has been selected as a finalist in the Ambassadors for London Awards, organised to promote the capital’s business potential. Jackson is in the running for the Earls Court Olympia International Conference of the Year prize, for his presidency of the Union International Des Avocats (UIA) Congress in September. Judging […]

MEPs push for unity on home title

THE EUROPEAN Parliament has warned member state professions to find common ground over rights of establishment or face a ruling from on high. MEPs have recommended that the Council of Bars and Law Societies of the European Union (CCBE) reaches an agreed position on the issue at its plenary session in Dresden next month. If […]

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