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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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Charles Russell slashes 19 in staffing review

Charles Russell has made eight lawyers and 11 other staff redundant across its three offices in London, Guildford and Cheltenham. No associates – the grade above assistant at the firm – or partners have been affected. First revealed on www.thelawyer.com/lawyernews on 20 March

Ashursts wavers on lockstep

Ashurst Morris Crisp has changed its position yet again on the issue of remuneration in the run-up to the partnership vote on a merger with Fried Frank Harris Shriver & Jacobson. The Lawyer understands that just two Ashursts partners from an original shortlist of five will be granted points above the top of lockstep, more […]

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Tulkinghorn had a fine old time last year at the Variety Club celebrity chef gastronomic evening at the Dorchester. Not only did he stagger away after several delicious courses and wonderful wine, but he staggered away happy in the knowledge that thousands of pounds had been raised for disadvantaged children – as well as several […]

Watson Farley grows London and New York

Watson Farley & Williams has hired an Allen & Overy (A&O) lawyer and two others to bolster its London and New York offices.Tax specialist Patricia Landoli, formerly an A&O senior assistant, has joined the New York office as a partner. Head of Watson Farley’s international tax group Chris Preston said the move is a step […]

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