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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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Browne Jacobson’s turnover tops £20m

Nottingham-based Browne Jacobson has continued last year’s growth with its turnover this year reaching £20.7m, up 11 per cent from last year’s £18.7m Profits per partner have also increased substantially. Although final figures are not yet confirmed, managing partner Brian Smith predicts an increase of more than 15 per cent to an average of around […]

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Mayer Brown Rowe & Maw (Iain Thomas) advised the Royal Bank of Scotland hotel and leisure team in relation to a facility (amount undisclosed) to Peel Hotels to fund the acquisition of the Avon George Hotel in Bristol and the George Hotel in Wallingford, and on the refinancing of existing borrowings secured on other hotels. […]

Halliwells appoints new corporate chief

Halliwell Landau has appointed corporate and banking partner John Whatnall as its new head of corporate Whatnall replaces Mark Halliwell, who has decided to return to fee-earning and client development after two years as the department head.

Donahue left with one office after double closure

Donahue, the Ernst & Young-tied firm in Canada, has decided to close two of its three offices By the end of the year Donahue will operate only in Toronto, having shut down its offices in Calgary and Montreal.The decision was prompted in part by the departure of a 23-lawyer energy team from its Calgary office […]

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