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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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In brief: SFLA launches manifesto for law reform

The Solicitors Family Law Association has launched a campaign to put family law reform high on the political agenda in the run-up to the elections. A 10-point manifesto, Agenda For Change, was published by the SFLA in the House of Lords last week. The document is being sent to MPs, peers and prospective parliamentary candidates […]

In brief: Edge & Ellison opens pensions office

Pension litigator Gary Cullen is set to leave Hammond Suddards in London to head up a London pensions practice for Birmingham firm Edge & Ellison as a partner. Cullen, who was a nine years qualified assistant at Hammonds said: “Good pensions litigators are in short supply. I am one of the leading pensions litigators so […]

In brief: Merger firms seek to boost recruitment

Cameron Markby Hewitt and McKenna & Co are to do joint presentations to their legal recruitment agencies in an attempt to end a drought of new solicitors following their lengthy merger negotiations. McKennas’ managing partner Robert Derry-Evans said: “We did notice a fall off of applicants once the merger rumours started flying around, but now […]

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