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FCA published near-final rules amending the jurisdiction for SMEs and guarantors

By Paul Gair The FCA yesterday released its policy statement (PS18/21) on SME access to the Financial Ombudsman Service (FOS), setting out its near-final rules for amending the compulsory jurisdiction to include new definitions for “small businesses” and “guarantors”. At the same time, it has released a new consultation paper (CP18/31) detailing proposals for increasing […]

Walker Morris litigation specialists reviews regulator’s proposals for dealing with push payment fraud

By Louise Power, Rachel Elgar Banking & Finance Litigation specialists Louise Power and Rachel Elgar report on the Payment Systems Regulator’s (PSR) recent proposals for dealing with push payment fraud. What is push payment fraud? Payments are described as ‘push payments’ when the payer obtains the payee’s account details and instructs their bank to send (or push) […]

Impact of 2019 budget proposals on Dutch’s buyout sector

The Dutch government published important tax measures in its 2019 budget proposals with a potentially significant impact on the Dutch buyout sector. Some of these measures may result in a higher effective tax burden if appropriate action is not taken…

The meaning of occupation in the context of business rates

By Sophie Tracey, Lucy Shepherd In a decision that will be welcomed by property owners, a recent case has considered the meaning of ‘occupation’ in the context of business rates and has decided that the motivation for occupation is not relevant. Background Principled Offsite Logistics Ltd (POLL) applied for judicial review to challenge a local authority’s […]

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Freshfields’ Giles Clifford and Zoe Lowe from Ewart Price were the fastest male and female solicitors respectively in the 137-strong Wilde Sapte City of London Road Race last week. Money raised will go to the Helen Clelland Appeal. The pair were the first male and female solicitors across the line in the three and a […]

Smaller companies get a look in

The Developing Companies Market (DCM) was launched in Ireland at the beginning of this year by the Irish Stock Exchange. Comparable to the alternative Investment market (AIM) in the UK, the DCM offers small-to-medium-sized companies the opportunity to obtain public quotations for their shares. The DCM follows in the footsteps of the AIM, which was […]

Expert sails forth

Experienced shipping specialist Charles Allen has left Clifford Chance to join the office of rival firm Simmons & Simmons in Hong Kong. Allen, who leaves Clifford Chance as an assistant after 16 years with the firm, has practised in most areas of contentious shipping, marine insurance and international trade. He leaves Clifford Chance’s Hong Kong […]

Morris seizes CPS initiative

The Attorney General, John Morris QC, has taken the highly unusual step of writing directly to CPS staff to explain his reform plans for the service. The letter signals the Government’s determination to adopt a hands-on approach to the running of the service. Morris praises the Director of Public Prosecutions, Dame Barbara Mills QC, in […]

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