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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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Dentons wins u12K in Matisse copyright case

Denton Hall has won u12,000 on behalf of the Matisse family, a year after taking over the instruction from Stephens Innocent. A copyright claim was brought against Phaidon Press in 1992 by Les Heritiers Matisse, the family of the French artist Henri Matisse, through Stephens Innocent. However, the firm was taken off the case in […]

City firms attack plans for LLPs

The Government’s proposed legislation for limited liability partnerships (LLPs) will put City law firms at a disadvantage overseas firms with offices in the UK, say critics of the bill. The draft Limited Liability Partnership Bill requires UK LLPs to disclose accounts, but does not require overseas LLPs to do so. This would mean US partnerships […]

In brief: Irwin Mitchell

Irwin Mitchell senior partner Michael Napier is calling on the Government to use the public inquiry into the Marchioness sinking as an opportunity to improve the legal system. Irwin Mitchell represented victims of the Thames disaster. Napier is calling for a new crime of corporate killing.

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