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New resource and waste strategy published

By Ben Sheppard The first change to England’s waste strategy since 2010, it represents an ambitious programme of reform which will shape the landscape for sustainability to 2030 and with some proposals looking as far ahead as 2050. Affecting the food, manufacturing and packaging sectors as well as the waste sector, key policies include the […]

Licensing news Scotland: December 2018

By Stephen McGowan This month in summary Top Licensing Tip: Merry Christmas to all and to all a good night – Duty of care! Highlights of the City of Glasgow Licensing Board Licensing Statement Highlights of the Aberdeen City Licensing Board Policy Highlights of the new Edinburgh Licensing Policy Gambling Commission publishes new report on […]

SIPP and SSAS complaints round-up: winter 2018

By Patrick Shee The Briefing highlights some recent complaints which have come before the Ombudsmen. SIPP providers and financial advisors will benefit from reading our insights into how the Ombudsmen approach certain complaints and how best to apply those outcomes to their own businesses.

Hungary remains strict on factoring

By Gergely Szalóki Factoring is an increasingly popular product of banks that appeals to corporate clients of whatever size as it provides liquidity to the clients and stable cash flow.  The factoring is usually structured in a way that the vendors of the client do not receive information on the factoring, the bank stays in the background; […]

The implementing Act PSD II adopted by the Dutch Senate

On 4 December 2018, the implementing Act PSD II (Implementatiewet herziene richtlijn betaaldiensten) was adopted by the Dutch Senate (Eerste Kamer) without further debate. The date of entry into force is not yet available. A Decree to further implement PSD  II (Implementatiebesluit herziene richtlijn betaaldiensten) shall also follow.

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The creation of an independent review body and the use of case-flow management systems were among recommendations for IT development in Lord Woolf’s final Access to Justice report. A key proposal of Woolf’s recommendations for “sensible investment in appropriate technology” is the creation of an independent strategy body to monitor the private contractor which will […]

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THE LORD Chancellor’s Department has contradicted two leading counsels’ opinions amid confusion over the scope of conditional fees. A debate has ensued over whether conditional fees can be used by clients wishing to sue personal injury lawyers for professional negligence. The Law Society argues such claims are covered by the law, a stance refuted by […]

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I read with sadness the article regarding the year 2000 “time-bomb” in the 30 July issue of The Lawyer. While other markets are discussing with software companies and designers the solution to this problem, the legal fraternity seems to be promoting litigation. Yes, of course there is a problem. Without modification software will become chronologically […]

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