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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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The Bar Council successfully hit back at the Lord Chancellor, Lord Irvine’s attacks on “fat cat” barristers last week, putting the government on the defensive. Figures released by the Lord Chancellor’s Department (LCD), showing 39 barristers earning between £190,000 and £320,000 from legal aid in 1997, plus the top 20 highest earning firms for civil […]

Solex preview, Technology zone

Elizabeth Davidson previews next month’s Solicitors and Legal Office Exhibition and reports on a number of exciting new initiatives taking place at the event REGARDED as the focal point of the year by many in the legal IT industry, the Solicitors and Legal Office Exhibition (SOLEX) promises to be bigger than ever this time round. […]

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Fraudulent bills hit stormy seas

Roger Pearson looks at a High Court decision that highlights the use of ante-dated and false bills of lading to secure bank credit A blow has been struck against those who use ante-dated and false bills of lading in international trade in order to satisfy the requirements of letters of credit, or to assist those […]

Partners convicted over £925,000 theft

THE SENIOR partner and two other partners of a small north Kent firm have been convicted variously of stealing and conspiring to steal £925,000 from their clients in a case that has cost the Solicitors Compensation Fund almost £1.5m. At Knightsbridge Crown Court on 24 April, Skingley & Co partners Geoffrey Hufton, a former north […]

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